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Resilience helps us to cope with stress and challenges, and promotes engagement and satisfaction at work. But without it, work pressures can damage our emotional and physical wellbeing. Jane Galloway offers her tips on building your own resilience — and that of your team.

20 May 2024 | By Jane Galloway
Tipster
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Are managers always to blame for the poor working culture in the NHS, or is that just a convenient excuse for politicians who find the root causes of our problems too hard to solve?

29 April 2024 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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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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Three-quarters of MiP members say NHS England's new hybrid working policy is more likely to damage productivity than improve it, according to a recent survey. Half say there isn't enough office space for staff to return to the office.

03 April 2024 | By MiP
News
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The NHS's enduring tendency to point the finger when something goes wrong can fill clinicians with fear and hamper managers trying to solve problems. We ask why the NHS is still struggling to shake off its blame culture after decades of trying.

27 March 2024 | By Jessica Bradley
Feature
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The latest NHS Staff Survey showed a modest improvement in staff morale, but found NHS workers were facing record levels of discrimination, and a significant proportion still plan to leave their jobs in the near future.

20 March 2024 | By MiP
News

| By Jane Galloway
Glenn McPeak (headshot), Welsh Ambulance Service manager & MiP rep

Meet Your Reps: Proud to be both a manager and a paramedic, new MiP rep Glenn McPeak says he wants to speak up for managers in the ambulance service who feel unsupported, undervalued and under pressure.

22 January 2024 | By Craig Ryan
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North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare could be England’s best trust. Chief executive Dr Buki Adeyemo explains the ingredients for its success: a stable and happy workforce, a listening leadership, ambitious goals and an enthusiasm for innovation.

15 December 2023 | By Matt Ross
Interview
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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
Feature
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Sexual harassment is against the law, but that doesn’t stop it happening. Josie Irwin offers her tips on recognising sexual harassment in the workplace and how to intervene effectively as a manager.

26 October 2023 | By Josie Irwin
Tipster
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As a manager, you want to take responsibility for the health and wellbeing of your team. The NHS Health and Wellbeing Framework can help. Alan Lofthouse explains how to navigate the framework and start making a difference for your team – and for yourself.

24 May 2023 | By Alan Lofthouse
Tipster
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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
Feature
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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
Feature
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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
Feature
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Eleanor recently joined the NHS as a senior manager at an acute trust in England. She’s full-time but has flexible hours and works from several locations, including home.

10 May 2022 | By Craig Ryan
Feature
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Hazel has been working flexibly for more than 20 years. After the birth of her first child, she considered putting her career on hold altogether, but “I didn’t think I’d have the confidence to go back after 20 years bringing up the kids,” she says.

10 May 2022 | By Craig Ryan
Feature
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Workers increasingly see flexible working as the norm, but it has proved notoriously hard to implement in the NHS. We assembled a panel of experts to discuss how the NHS can overcome the obstacles to offer people the flexible and attractive careers they want.

05 May 2022 | By Craig Ryan
Feature
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Teams of doctors from different specialisms working shifts together helped the Countess of Chester Hospital to weather the Covid storm with increased patient satisfaction and better staff engagement. Here's how they did it.

10 January 2022 | By Matthew Limb
Managing Better Care
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Cheryl Samuels and Dean Royles argue that equality, diversity and inclusion in the NHS are part of a wider social movement for change, in which line managers, leaders and trade union reps have a crucial role to play.

15 December 2021 | By Cheryl Samuels & Dean Royles
Analysis & opinion
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