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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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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
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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
Feature
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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
Feature
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The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise, say health unions.

03 July 2020 | By MiP
News
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The Social Partnership Forum has published a revised version of its agreement on industrial relations during the crisis, and extended the agreement to the end of September.

01 July 2020 | By MiP
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MiP is campaigning for fair overtime payments for all NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis. Take our survey and tell us about the extra hours you’re putting in.

12 June 2020 | By MiP
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National Committee Member Geoff Underwood

05 June 2020 | By MiP
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We’ve suspended our printed magazine until the autumn and switched to online publication – but we still want to hear your stories about these extraordinary times for the NHS.

05 June 2020 | By Craig Ryan
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The NHS is starting up many services again. As managers our members want to keep their patients, teams and themselves safe and well. This blueprint from trade unions including MiP covers the main issues in this new phase.

15 May 2020 | By Jon Restell
News
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MiP has produced a briefing to update our members in Wales on progress in key areas, as we continue our joint working dialogue with NHS Wales

11 May 2020 | By MiP
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Responding to media reports in the Guardian that the Prime Minister is considering a significant reorganisation of the NHS, to be cemented in a bill later this summer, Jon Restell, MiP Chief Executive, said:

03 April 2020 | By MiP
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MiP has produced new posters for workplaces, and we encourage members, link members and reps to use them to highlight that MiP is active in your organisation.

03 April 2020 | By MiP
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You are invited to join a series of FDA Learn webinars. They are all free and open to MiP members.

03 April 2020 | By MiP
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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.
20th Dec 2019
By MiP
MiP at work
Too often, debates on NHS management focus on picking out the 'bad apples'. Instead, we should improve the health of the whole orchard.
29th May 2019
By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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