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23 November, London 

This year's conference took place at TUC Congress House on Wednesday 23 November.  Please click through for highlights from the day.


MiP BLOG Fri 21 Jul 2017


Accused and abandoned

Managers are increasingly becoming victims of spurious allegations, which damage their careers and cost the NHS dear. Craig Ryan reports on MiP’s efforts to tackle the scourge of vexatious complaints.

Managing a new team is hard at the best of times. It’s harder still when standards have slipped and colleagues are reluctant to change. And it can become impossible when those colleagues collude to undermine you – and your employer doesn’t give you the support you need.

MEDIA CENTRE Thu 20 Jul 2017


Pension age change another blow to NHS staff, says MiP

The NHS managers' union condemns plans to make NHS workers wait an extra year for their pensions.

Commenting on the government’s announcement that it plans to bring forward the rise in pension age from 67 to 68 by seven years, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: “This is another blow for those MiP members whose NHS retirement age is now linked to the state pension age.

NEWS Thu 20 Jul 2017

 Dr Martin Read

Government to review pay for managers in NHS “arm’s length” bodies


The government has agreed to a 1% pay award for senior managers working in arm’s length bodies (ALBs) of the Department of Health, after accepting the recommendations of the 2017 report from the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB). Ministers also agreed to review the remit of the review body, in a move that could see its jurisdiction extended to very senior managers across the whole NHS.

NEWS Mon 17 Jul 2017

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MiP Committee Elections 2017

Nominations open on 25 August for elections to the national committee, MiP's main policy making body.

The national committee formulates MiP policies on healthcare, the NHS and workplace relations – including negotiations, and the representation, recruitment and organisation of MiP members. Committee members are ambassadors of MiP, representing the union on public platforms and talking up issues that matter to you, upholding MiP’s values and maintaining our political neutrality.

NEWS Fri 14 Jul 2017

 Managers and docs meeting

Trusts with more managers perform better, study finds

New academic research finds NHS trusts with a higher ratio of managers have better patient outcomes and are more efficient.

Analysis of statistics from 150 acute trusts by researchers at Warwick, Bristol and Leeds found that trusts with a higher proportion of general managers did better on a range of measures including clinical outcomes, patient experience and efficiency.

MiP BLOG Wed 12 Jul 2017

 Heather Caudle

Crisis and opportunity

Heather Caudle is a pioneer of partnership working and one of just a handful of black leaders in UK nursing. As she prepares to join NHS England, she talks to Alison Moore about her career and her positive take on the problems facing the NHS.

Heather Caudle is driven by a relentless positivity which permeates everything she does and translates into incredible energy – even her Twitter profile urges people to “dream, decide, do”. Now she is transferring to the national stage as she moves from being chief nurse at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Foundation Trust to NHS England, where she will be director of nursing for improvement.

MEDIA CENTRE Tue 04 Jul 2017


Health unions call for the government to act on public sector pay

Joint statement by 17 unions, including MiP, expresses 'anger and deep disappointment'

'Another year of pay restraint is wholly unacceptable and will cause long-lasting damage to the health service, its patients and its workforce'

NEWS Mon 19 Jun 2017

 Downing Street Letter

Unions join forces to press for end to NHS pay freeze

In an unprecedented joint letter to the PM, MiP and 15 other NHS unions have called for an end to pay cap and swift action to guarantee the rights of EU staff working for the NHS.

MiP and 15 other NHS unions have joined forces to urge the prime minister to use Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech to put an end to the public sector pay freeze and signal a change of direction in her government’s attitude to the NHS.

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