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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 17 Feb 2017

 informed consent

New rules on patient consent: what managers need to know

Legal Eye: Linda Millband runs through what managers need to know about new rules on patient consent.

As a result of a supreme Court ruling, doctors, and other healthcare professionals, are now under a clear duty to take reasonable care to ensure that patients are aware of all material risks involved in a procedure.

MiP BLOG Wed 08 Feb 2017


Stepping down but staying on

THE SHARP END: the NHS’s redeployment policies are hugely wasteful of both management talent and public money, argues one MiP member.

When I had to leave my role as a senior manager, I discovered that the NHS has a well-used but little-known system for easing people out of top jobs. And I learned that it doesn’t work well for anyone: trusts, our healthcare system, managers, patients or the taxpayer.

MiP BLOG Tue 31 Jan 2017


Get the pension you've worked for

You plan your future around your pension, so mistakes can really throw a spanner in the works. Craig Ryan spoke to one MiP member about how the union helped rescue his retirement plans.

Pensions are hard. In the NHS, with several different schemes and many arcane rules, even the supposed experts can get it wrong. When they do, your union can help you to navigate the system and get the pension you’re entitled to.

MiP BLOG Mon 23 Jan 2017


Tipster: how to run a proper investigation

Have you been asked to investigate a colleague’s conduct or performance? MiP national officer Andy Hardy sees NHS investigators make the same mistakes over and over again. Here’s his tips for avoiding costly and career-damaging pitfalls.

Many people don’t realise how pressurised, difficult and time consuming investigations can be. Consider carefully whether you’re right for the job. Investigations can drag on for months or even years, especially if you end up in front of an Employment Tribunal or the GMC. Are you prepared for that?

NEWS Thu 12 Jan 2017


London callings

With NHS pay frozen, it’s becoming ever harder to recruit nurses and midwives in the capital. But at UCLH, managers have transformed the trust’s recruitment operation – and cut the vacancy rate by more than half. Matt Ross reports.

“We’d enjoyed quite good times,” recalls Julie Hogg, the trust’s deputy chief nurse. “Then we got a little bit behind the game: we’d been living on our brand, and recruitment hadn’t had the energy and focus that it needed. Other organisations began attracting people who we might have brought in.”

MiP BLOG Thu 05 Jan 2017

 Robert Naylor

The chief executive's chief executive

The doyen of NHS management, UCLH’s Sir Robert Naylor, talks to Alison Moore about his 45-year NHS career, the prospects for aspiring leaders, and how he still hopes to have a hand in the NHS’s future.

Few NHS leaders can offer as wide a range of perspectives on NHS management as Sir Robert Naylor. In over 30 years as a chief executive he has seen more than a dozen health secretaries come and go, the ebb and flow of good times and austerity, and both centralisation and decentralisation fall in and out of fashion.

NEWS Thu 22 Dec 2016


MiP head office closure

Information regarding office closure and contact details

Head office closed 23 December to 2 January inclusive.

MiP BLOG Tue 20 Dec 2016

 Musical chairs

Never mind the workers

Sustainability and Transformation Plans may save the NHS or drag it further into the mire. Yet staff and patients have been shut out of the conversation so far. Craig Ryan takes a first look at what STPs might mean for managers working for the NHS.

The 5YFV’s broad vision for the NHS was breezily optimistic, but STPs are – or will be – all about the grinding detail of realising it. In these 44 hastily cobbled-together “foot-prints” the stark reality of what £22bn in efficiency savings really means for the NHS will play itself out.

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