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Jon Restell

Jon Restell

Chief Executive

Phone: 020 3437 1471

Mobile: 07908 209 484

Email: j.restell@miphealth.org.uk

Twitter: @jon_restell


As chief executive of MiP, Jon manages our team of national officers, takes responsibility for the strategy and performance of the union, acts as our lead media spokesperson, negotiates with employers at national level, and works to influence ministers, civil servants and other policy makers.

Jon acts secretary of the MiP national committee, working closely with the MiP chair, and of the MiP management board, which is accountable to members of UNISON and FDA executive committees. He also attends UNISON’s health service group executive on behalf of MiP.

Jon represents MiP members on a number of national NHS forums and working groups, including: 

He takes a special interest in leadership development, focusing particularly on the value of good line management, and has tutored leadership programmes for middle managers. Throughout his career, Jon has developed particular expertise in pensions and worked to improve workplace culture and diversity – with particular interest in building resilience among union members. He is interested in exploring approaches to strategic development and engaging everyone, and is trained in using Future Search events to bring diverse groups together to co-operate and plan for the future.

Jon became MiP’s first member of staff when the organisation was founded in 2005. Before that, he worked as a national officer for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, responsible for looking after members working in private schools, and as a negotiator for the FDA, where his wide-ranging remit covered members in the civil service, the NHS, the Houses of Parliament and museums. 

Jon loves food, history and crime fiction, and enjoys hanging out with close family and friends. “I’m always seeking out ways to improve myself,” he says. “My latest thing is boxing training. I love swinging punches, it turns out.”

Jon Restell portrait 2021

This pandemic has seen unprecedented investment in the health and wellbeing of NHS staff. MiP wants to make sure it's one legacy of the crisis.

05 February 2021 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
QE II Hospital, Birmingham

To make sure your voice is heard, MiP has joined an independent commission looking at how the devolution of health and care services to city regions might work.

20 December 2019 | By MiP
MiP at work
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Whoever forms the next government, MiP will be unafraid to speak up for the core principles of the NHS and public service.

10 December 2019 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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Welcome to our new website. And whilst we’re at it, welcome to Managers in Partnership’s new way of approaching communications.

04 October 2018 | By Jon Restell
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Outsiders would expect leadership to be one of the highest national priorities in health and care. But they would be wrong.

13 April 2018 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
Jon Restell in discussion with NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens at the MiP Members' Summit in October 2017.

The last month has shown me once again that managers are impressive, stand-out people, writes Jon Restell. They are managing in a system under intense pressure, without the money to keep up with demand, while facing huge workforce challenges.

01 December 2017 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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MiP's first webinar for members examined how Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships will affect managers' working lives, and how MiP can support them through the process.

15 September 2017 | By Alison Moore
Analysis & opinion
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With the economy growing more slowly than healthcare demand, the government will have to find more money to maintain services and end the pay cap.

25 June 2017 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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Following the inconclusive 2017 general election result, here are MiP’s challenges to the new government – however long it lasts.

22 June 2017 | By Jon Restell
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We have a vacancy for one of MiP's three seats on the FDA's Executive Committee. Find out more here.

09 April 2021 | By MiP
fda learn

You are invited to join a series of FDA Learn webinars. They are all free and open to MiP members.

25 March 2021 | By MiP
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MiP responds to the Chancellor's announcements which do not provide a pay rise for NHS staff or address the underfunding of social care.

03 March 2021 | By MiP

MiP online event: The Future of Flexible Working, Mon 8 March 2021, 12.30-1.30pm. Find out more and register here.

24 February 2021 | By MiP

Help us to give the Pay Review Body the full picture on NHS pay by taking part in our members' survey.

17 February 2021 | By MiP
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The government has announced that it is revoking the controversial £95k cap on public sector exit payments, introduced last November.

12 February 2021 | By MiP
Stickies on a desk – reorganisation

MiP welcomes the principles behind the NHS white paper but warns that it could be a dangerous distraction from fighting the pandemic.

11 February 2021 | By MiP
Press Release
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Your chance to change the NHS workplace after the pandemic by supporting members and developing reps at the union for the UK’s health and care managers.

05 February 2021 | By MiP

MiP has changed the rules to allow new members to access representation and legal support just four weeks after joining the union.

01 February 2021 | By MiP
MiP Chief Executive Jon Restell

MiP responds to the ONS occupational death rate from Covid-19.

25 January 2021 | By MiP
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This pandemic has seen unprecedented investment in the health and wellbeing of NHS staff. MiP wants to make sure it's one legacy of the crisis.
5th Feb 2021
By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
Whoever forms the next government, MiP will be unafraid to speak up for the core principles of the NHS and public service.
10th Dec 2019
By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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