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Jon Restell portrait 2021

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
Group of men in suits with heads buried in the sand

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
Sir Chris Ham thumb Summer 2023

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
Sara Gorton speaking at Unison Centre, May 2023

“The government miscalculated on all sorts of fronts”, says Sara Gorton, UNISON’s lead negotiator during the recent NHS pay dispute. She tells Matt Ross how a tide of dissatisfaction from workers and strong public support enabled union negotiators to hold their nerve and cut a pay deal that won overwhelming backing from members.

28 June 2023 | By Matt Ross
Interview
Jon Restell portrait 2021

We need to challenge the widely-held belief that all-powerful managers are blocking change in the NHS. It's a lack of empathy for the difficult choices and hard realities that managers face which is holding us back.

27 April 2023 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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
Jon Restell portrait 2021

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
patricia-hewitt-ics-review

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
Touch screen of NHS manager attributes

For most NHS managers, unfair criticism is like water off a duck’s back. But the denigration and devaluing of management does real damage to the NHS. Here's how MiP plans to take on the manager-bashers and promote a positive view of the vital work managers do.

14 December 2022 | By Craig Ryan
Analysis & opinion
Jon Restell portrait 2021

The government's response to the multiple crises facing the NHS has been negligent. But ministers will not change course unless forced to do so. That's why I'm asking MiP members to vote yes to industrial action this autumn.

19 October 2022 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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The Government have announced a £1,400 pay award for NHS staff on Agenda for Change. While the award varies considerably in percentage terms, it means yet another real terms pay cut for MiP members and most other NHS staff.

19 July 2022 | By MiP
Press Release
English currency in notes and coins

A majority of the public believe an above-inflation pay rise for NHS staff would be fair and workers would be justified in taking strike action if this year’s wage increase fails to match the rising cost of living, according to a new poll.

18 July 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
christina mcanae on balcony at UNISON HQ Sep 2021 697x 465

Christina McAnea, elected the first woman leader of UNISON in January, talks to MiP's Matt Ross about the crucial role of managers in the NHS and UNISON, the future path for the union and her pragmatic approach to negotiations and politics.

25 October 2021 | By Matt Ross
Interview
social care generic – care worker and elderly client

MiP gives a cautious welcome to today's funding announcement but warns that more comprehensive reform is needed to fix the crisis in social care.

07 September 2021 | By MiP
Press Release
Amanda Pritchard official photo thumb

MiP congratulates Amanda Pritchard, the newly appointed chief executive of NHS England.

28 July 2021 | By MiP
Press Release
Pop art white paper covers

Managers welcome many proposals in the government’s NHS white paper, but poor timing, confusion over how the new system will work and vague threats of renewed political interference leave plenty of room for scepticism.

07 May 2021 | By Craig Ryan
Analysis & opinion

MiP responds to today's announcement that Simon Stevens is stepping down as chief executive of NHS England.

29 April 2021 | By MiP
News
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