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ELECTION 2024:We look at what the experts say about six key challenges facing the NHS: waiting lists, workforce, social care, reform, buildings and technology. Do Labour or the Conservatives have the policies to meet them?

18 June 2024 | By Rhys McKenzie & Craig Ryan
Feature
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ELECTION 2024:As polling day nears, Jon Restell and Rhys McKenzie set out MiP’s agenda for the next government: supporting the workforce, stabilising the health and care system, boosting productivity and giving managers freedom to do their jobs.

17 June 2024 | By Rhys McKenzie & Jon Restell
Feature
Caroline Lamb, NHS Scotland head office, March 2024

Joining the Scottish health department weeks before the pandemic struck, Caroline Lamb found herself head of NHS Scotland within a year. She talks about the “intense and scary” experience of managing through the Covid crisis, her plans to integrate services and tackle staff shortages and why Scotland needs more money for health and care.

12 April 2024 | By Matt Ross
Interview
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A growing army of academics and local leaders say thinking long-term and giving power to local people and staff is the key to saving the NHS and other struggling public services. But are our national politicians listening?

08 April 2024 | By Craig Ryan
Analysis & opinion
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With ambitious plans but little money to spend, a Labour government will need the skills, nerve and insight of managers to make its promise of a 'decade of renewal' in the NHS a reality.

11 January 2024 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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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
Feature
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The last party conference season before the general election showed that UK politicians still have to get their heads round what the NHS needs and what it can be expected to deliver.

07 December 2023 | By Craig Ryan
Analysis & opinion
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The NHS is still struggling to recover from the pandemic, but studies show productivity was falling even before the Covid shock. We asked the experts: what’s driving this, does it matter and why are managers vital to turning productivity around?

20 October 2023 | By Craig Ryan
Feature
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As the party conference season gets underway this weekend, Sir Chris Ham sets out the challenges facing the UK’s political parties as they draw up their NHS policies, and argues that the multiple crises facing the NHS can be overcome with honesty, realism and political will.

20 September 2023 | By Sir Chris Ham
Analysis & opinion
Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP at London Eye March 2023

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan still works regular shifts at her local hospital alongside her day job as Labour MP for Tooting. Now shadow mental health minister, she tells Matt Ross about Labour’s still-sketchy plans for the NHS, the impact of frontline staff shortages and why she backs striking nurses.

13 April 2023 | By Matt Ross
Interview
Patricia Hewitt Norfolk ICB

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
Feature
Nicola Sturgeon - social care plans

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
Feature
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I’m no Nostradamus, but I do have some predictive ability. Here are my highlights for the NHS in 2023.

19 December 2022 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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MiP has called on Patricia Hewitt's review of ICS powers to strike the right balance between local autonomy and central direction, warning that many NHS managers will be suspicious of the ideological motives behind the review.

19 December 2022 | By MiP
News
Karin Smyth MP, shadow care minister, Westminster 2022

As an NHS manager and MiP member implementing Andrew Lansley’s botched NHS reforms, Karin Smith decided parliament needed more politicians who understand how the NHS works. Now a Labour MP and shadow care minister, she discusses political landscape of healthcare with Matt Ross.

14 July 2022 | By Matt Ross
Interview
Navina Evans, chief workforce officer, official portrait

MiP welcomes the merger of NHS England’s People Directorate with Health Education England but warns of “significant work ahead” to tackle record vacancies and high levels of staff burnout.

04 July 2022 | By MiP
News
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MiP welcomes Sir Gordon Messenger's independent review of health and social care leadership and calls for honesty and investment in implementing its recommendations.

08 June 2022 | By MiP
Press Release
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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
Feature
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MiP members have given a cautious thumbs up to the transition to Integrated Care Boards, but a significant number are still in the dark about the how the reforms will affect their jobs, according to an MiP survey.

22 April 2022 | By MiP
News
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NHS bodies are now being asked to collaborate rather than compete. But top-down direction cannot foster genuine cooperation, West Yorkshire ICS chief Rob Webster tells MiP. Only through partnerships can health and care staff address the huge challenges they face.

21 April 2022 | By Matt Ross
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