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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.”

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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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The MiP head office is now closed and will re-open on 2 January 2020. If you need urgent support during this time please contact MiP Link on 0800 0857592. A very happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year to all our members and readers.

23 December 2019 | By MiP
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There’s another chance to join MiP’s National Committee, with five by-elections being held early in 2020. Find out more about the election process here.

04 December 2019 | By MiP
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02 November 2019 | By MiP
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Are you looking for an exciting new career or a new challenge? Do you possess the qualities of a leader and are you passionate about driving forward change in a people-centred environment? If so, please read on...

26 September 2019 | By MiP

Nominations are now open for the 2020-21 National Committee elections. Find out more about the committee’s work and the election process.

23 August 2019 | By MiP
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MiP is asking link members and reps to tell us how we can develop their work and provide them with better support.

15 August 2019 | By MiP
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NHS England and NHS Improvement published their consultation document on the effective merger of the two organisations on 16 July. Here’s MiP’s response and advice to members who may be affected by the re-organisation.

17 July 2019 | By MiP
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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.
4th Oct 2018
By Jon Restell
The good intentions in the Long Term Plan will come to nothing if the government doesn't give the NHS workforce the attention it needs.
14th Feb 2019
By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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