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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
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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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MiP responds to the announcement of a 3% pay rise for staff on Agenda for Change in England.

22 July 2021 | By MiP
News
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MiP responds to the pulled announcement of a pay rise for staff in England on Agenda for Change.

21 July 2021 | By MiP
News
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MiP welcomes the new The Healthier Working Relationships approach, launched by NHS Wales this month.

15 July 2021 | By MiP
News
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MiP responds to the Health and Care Bill which had its first reading in the House of Commons today.

06 July 2021 | By MiP
Press Release
Vial of Covid-19 vaccine held by clinician weating gloves

MiP encourages all NHS staff to have the Covid-19 vaccine but does not support mandatory jabs for Covid or flu.

18 June 2021 | By MiP
Press Release
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MiP has called for NHS England to give assurances and support to board-level managers affected by latest government shake-up of the NHS, after they were excluded from the "employment committment" offered to other staff.

06 May 2021 | By Craig Ryan
News

MiP responds to today's announcement that Simon Stevens is stepping down as chief executive of NHS England.

29 April 2021 | By MiP
News
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Our guide to organisational culture is launched today. The guide aims to help you play a full part in creating a healthy workplace culture in your organisation. Find out more and download your copy here.

22 April 2021 | By MiP
News
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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
News
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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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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
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
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