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Under pressure from political demands and relentless organisational change, many board-level NHS managers are feeling the effects of burnout and contemplating leaving the NHS, according to MiP’s ’Sounding Board’ of senior members and the union’s evidence to the pay review body.

22 April 2024 | By Rhys McKenzie
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Thinly-staffed NHS mental health services are under intense pressure, with patients facing interminable waits for diagnosis and treatment. Could artificial intelligence and chatbots be part of the answer? What are the risks and what does this largely-unregulated new technology mean for patients and staff?

17 April 2024 | By Craig Ryan
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The government wants to attract thousands more staff into the NHS through apprenticeships. But uncertainty over funding, teaching staff and local autonomy could undermine the plans before they get off the ground.

05 January 2024 | By Jessica Bradley
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Burnout is a finally being recognised as a serious problem in the NHS and many other workplaces. But what is burnout, what causes it and how can we prevent it? Rhys McKenzie reports.

11 December 2023 | By Rhys McKenzie
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With the relentless upheaval in the NHS, voluntary redundancy may seem like a chance to get out while the going’s good. But not all schemes offer a good deal and government rules and tax policy can eat into your settlement.

14 September 2023 | By Rhys McKenzie
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Latest figures show black and minority ethnic staff in the NHS are still denied the same opportunities for promotion and career development as white colleagues. We investigate why a public service that’s more diverse than ever before is still failing to root out race discrimination.

25 July 2023 | By Craig Ryan
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While some thrive on it, many managers hate being on call – unable to relax while waiting for the dreaded call and nervous about taking critical decisions without enough training or support. There has to be a better way, writes Rhys McKenzie.

26 June 2023 | By Rhys McKenzie
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Decarbonising healthcare will affect everyone working in the NHS. But well-meaning national strategies are struggling to make an impact on the ground. We speak to pioneering surgeon Aneel Bhangu about the barriers to change and ask why NHS staff and unions aren’t more involved in meeting our greatest long-term challenge.

21 June 2023 | By Craig Ryan
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Rhys McKenzie reports on MiP’s first ever Reps’ Day, and explains how MiP's growing network of workplace reps supports members and boosts the union’s membership and influence.

26 April 2023 | By Rhys McKenzie
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Domestic abuse blights the lives thousands of NHS staff every year, writes Craig Ryan. But work can be an important refuge and source of strength for survivors, and good support from managers and employers can be a lifeline.

03 April 2023 | By Craig Ryan
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Will Patricia's Hewitt's review of English ICBs hand more power to local managers or end up strengthening ministers’ grip on the NHS? Rhys McKenzie makes MiP's case for a streamlined centre and real autonomy for local healthcare systems.

23 March 2023 | By Rhys McKenzie
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The social care shake-up in Scotland will affect the lives of more than a million people and could have far-reaching repercussions for local government and the NHS. But are the reforms missing the point?

24 January 2023 | By Craig Ryan
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Managers in the NHS are working under unique pressure. Rachel Cashman explains how, to sustain the high performance being demanded of them, managers and their team need to feel psychologically safe, supported and encouraged to learn from each other.

12 August 2022 | By Rachel Cashman
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After two years of relentless pressure, many NHS operational managers are tired, fed-up and ready to leave their vital jobs. We talk to some who are determined to stick it out and are reaching out to support each other.

26 July 2022 | By Alison Moore
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A probation period in a new job is usually seen as a formality. But if things don’t work out, it could pose a significant risk to your NHS career.

28 June 2022 | By Craig Ryan
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As the UK’s largest employer and a major producer of greenhouse gases, the NHS has a huge role to play in meeting the government’s net zero target for carbon emissions. We report on the scale of the challenge post-COP26 and the transformations in services, attitudes and leadership needed to meet it.

19 May 2022 | By Matt Limb
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Last year, we talked to black NHS managers from around the country about the Black Lives Matter movement, racism in the UK and tackling inequality in the NHS. After a tumultuous year, how do they feel now? And what progress do they think we’ve made?

10 December 2021 | By Craig Ryan
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Previewing MiP's webinar in September, we speak to UNISON’s Carola Towle and MiP national committee member Anthony Nicholls about tackling descrimination and creating LGBT+ inclusive workplaces.

20 August 2021 | By Alison Moore
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How Birmingham and Solihull united the whole health and care system around a common purpose: fighting the pandemic while keeping services running.

13 November 2020 | By Matt Ross
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Black Lives Still Matter: Marie Gabriel, chair of the North East London Integrated Care System.

30 October 2020 | By Marie Gabriel
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