Tue 26 Mar 2013
MiP comment on the Government’s response to the Francis Report
'The Government is right to want to build the capacity and diversity of our top leaders, but it should focus on freeing existing managers who have the skills, values and motivation to deliver change for patients. What is needed is a sea change in management culture, not personnel.'
Thu 14 Mar 2013
Union responds to Prime Minister's announcement on very senior managers’ pay in England
MiP chief executive Jon Restell said:
‘We welcome the Senior Salaries Review Body’s recommendations for very senior managers in NHS bodies, but the Government's refusal to accept key elements is very disappointing. Fairness should be at the heart of any pay system.'
Thu 28 Feb 2013
Survey shows important improvements, but also reveals areas of concern
'Given the turmoil in the NHS at the moment, the overall survey results are pretty good across a range of measures such as job satisfaction,' said MiP chief executive Jon Restell.
Wed 06 Feb 2013
Managers’ union welcomes strong, comprehensive second report into the suffering at Mid Staffs
'We welcome this strong, comprehensive report that will resonate with MiP members in management throughout the NHS. The thrust of it reinforces the values of public service, compassion and care that lead people to work for the NHS.' said MiP chief executive Jon Restell.
Wed 05 Dec 2012
MiP welcomed today’s Autumn statement in which the Chancellor dropped his proposals for local pay in the NHS in England.
‘This is good news for healthcare managers,’ said Jon Restell, MiP chief executive. ‘We told the pay review body that there is a national market for healthcare staff, including senior managers. So we’re pleased the Government is keeping the ‘N’ in NHS pay.’
Tue 09 Oct 2012
MiP comments on Jeremy Hunt's speech to the Conservative Party conference today
Union welcomes new health secretary's focus on culture and quality of care, but warns that it would be a mistake to single out managers and ignore other healthcare professionals over care standards, that some services are undermanaged and that approaches to accountability must be fair and open
Tue 04 Sep 2012
As the new health secretary takes the reins, MiP says he should avoid new initiatives and concentrate on engaging with staff for the good of the NHS
Congratulating him on his appointment as health secretary, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: 'Like all new health secretaries, Jeremy Hunt must work hard to establish his credibility with NHS staff.'
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Tue 08 May 2012
MiP members vote to accept the Government’s final offer for the new NHS Pension Scheme
Announcing the result of MiP's pension ballot, chief executive Jon Restell said:
‘In voting, MiP members were reluctant to accept the offer but realistic about the prospects of getting something better without sustained industrial action.’
Fri 09 Mar 2012
'At the end of the day, it will be our members who decide MiP's response to this final offer', says Jon Restell
MiP will be balloting its members on the Government's final proposals for the new NHS pension scheme for England and Wales.
Thu 16 Feb 2012
Union reacts to extension of pay freeze for senior managers
The Scottish Government's executive pay policy means MiP members are suffering a significant decline in their take home pay, explains Claire Pullar, MiP National Officer
Wed 08 Feb 2012
‘MiP has always been opposed to the Bill, because it is risky, unnecessary and costly. Nothing has happened to change our minds,’ says MiP chief executive Jon Restell
As the Health and Social Care Bill returns to the House of Lords, Jon Restell said:
‘The Government should do itself a favour and abandon its plans. Instead it should talk to the health service about how to safeguard quality care and meet extra demand when there is no new money.’
Thu 26 Jan 2012
MiP warns ministers that they are getting rid of the very people who can deliver the Government's reform plans, maintain high quality and safe services for patients and save £20 billion
Responding to today's announcement on the design of the NHS Commissioning Board, revealing 50 per cent cuts, Jon Restell, MiP chief executive, said: 'This decision is another product of the Government's mistaken belief that the NHS does not need management. What's incredible is the Government itself identifies these risks, but does nothing.'
Fri 02 Dec 2011
MiP chief executive Jon Restell used the HSJ Opinion page to argue that the Francis report on Mid Staffs will be the most important NHS event in 2012.
MiP chief executive Jon Restell welcomed the Francis Report on the lessons to be learnt from Mid Staffs. In the Health Service Journal published on 1 December he argues: 'If we can avoid mistakes, we stand a good chance of being able to embrace the possibilities for learning and change that I believe Francis will offer... I hope Francis will transform how we think and feel across the whole service.'