Thu 12 Jan 2017
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.”
Thu 22 Dec 2016
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Head office closed 23 December to 2 January inclusive.
Tue 20 Dec 2016
MiP supports this unique conference which will explore the role of women in healthcare leadership and offer practical advice and coaching on how to develop your career in times of change.
Speakers include MiP national officer Jo Spear and former MiP chair Zoeta Manning; Sheree Axon, director of organisational change at NHS England; NHS Providers chair Gill Morgan and Paul Deemer, head of diversity and inclusion at NHS Employers.
Tue 29 Nov 2016
MiP Conference 2016: Chief executive Jon Restell told delegates the very survival of the NHS depends on managers working under intense pressure and walking a tightrope between compassion and resources.
Most people would walk away from being a middle manager in our NHS… They couldn’t face the responsibility of making decisions which mean so much to the lives and survival of other human beings. But this what Sandie does, day in, day out.
Tue 29 Nov 2016
MiP Conference 2016: Devolution within the NHS increasingly allows countries and regions to go their own way. MiP brought together NHS leaders from Wales, Scotland and England to discuss the opportunities and threats from this trend.
"The real challenge is to take the rhetoric and challenge ourselves on how we can make it real. Why is it that we still think there is something different between primary and community health services? If we can’t join those up, then we really are lost."
Tue 29 Nov 2016
MiP Conference 2016: Leading head teacher Wendy Hick gave an inspiring talk to delegates about how real staff engagement and a positive, reflective approach can turn struggling organisations around – and surprisingly quickly
“Normally, people go in and take a troubleshooting approach, they look to get a quick fix. I took a very different and more considered approach. I thought what am I going to do to raise the morale of the staff at this school?”
Tue 29 Nov 2016
MiP Conference 2016: Professor Mark Radford from NHS Improvement led a workshop on the many workforce challenges likely to face managers in the NHS next year.
“The next two quarters are going to be tough. The money is really tight and that is creating pressure through the whole system. Keeping our focus as a system on the patients is absolutely fundamental.”
Mon 28 Nov 2016
MiP Conference 2016: Health minister Philip Dunne promised to “reset” the political rhetoric about NHS managers, improve workplace culture and tackle bullying in the NHS, in his keynote conference speech on 23 November.
Although short on specific proposals, Dunne’s first external speech as health minister also promised action to improve NHS leadership skills, recruit more graduate management trainees and deliver parity of esteem for mental health services.
Mon 28 Nov 2016
MiP Conference 2016: Four experts on the NHS workforce discuss the challenges facing the NHS and how we can make it a better place to work.
The myriad pressures the NHS face at the moment can overshadow some of the major challenges in the workplace for managers and staff – things like bullying, ensuring fair terms and conditions for staff, and dealing with employment disputes.
Fri 25 Nov 2016
MiP Conference 2016: Matthew Swindells, national director for operations and information at NHS England, told conference that NHS managers need to be “strong, resilient and brilliant” to meet the challenges posed by the Five Year Forward View
In his keynote speech to MiP conference on 23 November, Swindells said the NHS had made “spectacular” progress in the last three decades and was doing “fantastic work every day”, although he acknowledged life was particularly tough life for NHS managers at the moment.
Thu 24 Nov 2016
Less than two years after new redundancy terms were agreed for the NHS, the Treasury has forced unions and employers back to the negotiating table. Craig Ryan brings you up to speed on the government’s plans – and what might happen next.
If they cannot be improved through negotiation, the Treasury’s proposals could mean substantial cuts in redundancy entitlements for many MiP members. However, for higher-paid members or those with long service, the proposed £95k cap may have the bigger impact.
Fri 11 Nov 2016
To get your views out there, MiP is working with its members to have your stories from the NHS frontline published in the media. This one appeared in the Guardian. Could you help produce the next?
Bringing together health and social care is crucial to sorting out the problems in the NHS, and could unlock all sorts of benefits for patients. But the government needs to provide more clarity about how they’re going to work – then demonstrate commitment to its own strategy.
Thu 03 Nov 2016
MiP urges a repeat of last year's well received cash award for executive and senior managers in NHS England, Health Education England and other arms-length NHS bodies.
In its evidence for the SSRB's 2017 report, MiP also calls for a comprehensive leadership and workforce strategy for arms-length bodies and wide-ranging talks about extending the remit of the review body.
Thu 03 Nov 2016
The regional finalists have been announced. Now it's your turn to vote for the operational services worker of the year and the clinical support worker of the year.
The 24 regional finalists in this year’s Our Health Hero awards have been named and you can support these unsung heroes of the NHS by taking part in the public vote for the winners.
Wed 26 Oct 2016
UK legislation requires that a trade union should elect its General Secretary at least once every five years.
Dave Penman was elected to become General Secretary of the FDA on 2 May 2012 and the union is required by law to ensure that an election is concluded no later than 2 May 2017.
Mon 10 Oct 2016
Read on for more details on how to get more involved with MiP
MiP's Link Member training will help you to use your skills to resolve disputes, support your colleagues at work and boost the union's membership.
Fri 09 Sep 2016
The Social Partnership Forum has published a "refreshed" partnership agreement, which set out how the partners will work together to tackle the biggest challenges facing the NHS
Under the agreement, NHS England, Health Education England and NHS Improvement have now joined the SPF, which brings together employers and trade unions in the NHS in England
Wed 17 Aug 2016
Show your appreciation for hardworking support staff in the NHS
Do you know someone in your organisation who takes special pride in their work, however tough things get? This is your chance to nominate them for a Health Heroes award.
Wed 04 May 2016
Ahead of the elections on 5 May, we asked three local journalists to give us the low-down on the big issues for the NHS in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The UK’s four health services may be going their separate ways, but change is a constant everywhere.
Sun 24 Apr 2016
MiP members contribute to the health and care debate in the Scottish Parliament election
'Our members have seen the increasing difficulties that NHS Scotland has had in meeting the Scottish peoples' aspirations for a first class NHS given the available budget. With an ageing population, rising drug and technology costs, and the legitimate rise in public expectation of quality care, this cannot and should not continue.'