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Baby close up with toy in mouth

With constant upheaval in the health service, new mothers working for the NHS are often anxious about going back to work. Jo Seery explains the rights women have when returning after maternity leave.

30 January 2024 | By Jo Seery
Legal Eye
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
MiP at work
trolley in busy hospital corridor

MiP responds to government proposals on introducing a separate pay system for nurses in England.

15 January 2024 | By MiP
Press Release
Trainee hospital staff walking in a corridor

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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Help MiP and UNISON prepare for the 2024 pay round by taking part in our survey on NHS pay. It only takes a few minutes.

18 December 2023 | By MiP
News
Buki Adeyemo outside Lawton House, trust head office, Stoke

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
Man with head in arms against sea blue backdrop

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
Woman at desk being touched by male colleague

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
Hospital ward superimposed with waiting list graph

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
Blind managers standing outside corporate offices

Despite recent advances, many disabled NHS managers still face multiple disadvantages at work. Understanding and commitment from line managers and local leaders is the key to further progress, writes Jessica Bradley

13 October 2023 | By Jessica Bradley
Feature
Oonagh Monhouse pictured at her desk in August 2023

As joint chair of the NHS Staff Council, Oonagh Monkhouse negotiates with unions on behalf of hundreds of NHS employers. But she’s also a working manager as director of workforce at the Royal Papworth, the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital. She talks to Matt Ross about boosting staff morale, building management capacity and why it’s important to try walking in someone else’s shoes.

27 September 2023 | By Matt Ross
Interview
Flock of migrant birds flying in V-formation

Workers from overseas have been part of the health and care family since the NHS began. They are valued and respected colleagues who face many extra challenges in the workplace and beyond. Katia Widlak offers her tips on recruiting, supporting, and retaining your migrant workforce.

27 July 2023 | By Katia Widlak
Tipster
Black hand and white hand reaching out to each other

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
Feature
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
Red telephone receiver hanging by its cord

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
Feature
Drawing of figures building a framework

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
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
Woman's hand drawing heart on wet glass

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
Feature
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MiP launches new workplace guide: Wellbeing in the Workplace during our Summit

08 November 2022 | By MiP
News
National Committee Member Geoff Underwood

By any standards, the NHS lacks management capacity despite clear evidence that managers improve efficiency and service quality. If we can’t have more managers, let’s at least make the most of the ones we have.

25 October 2022 | By Geoff Underwood
Analysis & opinion
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