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Jon Restell

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Chief Executive

Mobile: 07908 209 484

Email: j.restell@miphealth.org.uk

Twitter: @jon_restell


As chief executive of MiP, Jon is responsible for the strategy and performance of the union, acts as our lead media spokesperson, negotiates with employers nationally, and works to influence ministers, civil servants and system leaders on behalf of senior health and care managers.

Jon represents MiP members on national NHS forums and working groups, including the national Social Partnership Forum for the NHS in England (chaired by the minister of state for health). Recently he led work on national partnership statements for industrial relations during the pandemic and contributed to reviews of HR, occupational health and health and wellbeing management. 

Jon is the staff side co-chair of the NHS Pension Scheme (England and Wales) Scheme Advisory Board (SAB).

Jon  works closely with the MiP’s chair and National Committee. He is accountable to the MiP management board, comprising members of UNISON and FDA executive committees. He also attends UNISON’s health service group executive on behalf of MiP.

He takes a special interest in leadership development, particularly line management, and has tutored programmes for middle managers. Throughout his career, Jon has developed particular expertise in pensions and strategic development and worked to improve workplace culture and diversity.

In 2021 Jon became a non-executive director of the Workforce Development Trust.

Jon was 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 (now part of the National Education Union), 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 fitness. “I’m always seeking out ways to improve myself,” he says. “My latest thing is training for my first half marathon.”




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
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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
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MiP members have given a cautious thumbs up to the transition to Integrated Care Boards, but a significant number are still in the dark about the how the reforms will affect their jobs, according to an MiP survey.

22 April 2022 | By MiP
News
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It's not to late to send in your nominations for the HPMA Excellence in People Awards, which recognise the achievements of workforce professionals in the NHS. Details here.

15 April 2022 | By MiP
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New MiP chair Geoff Underwood has warned that NHS managers "are certain to come under fire" during the next two years, but promised that the union will "shout loudly in support of our members."

04 April 2022 | By MiP
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We're looking for a communications professional to help MiP to develop all aspects of our communications work. It's a full time post based in central London (hybrid working possible). Salary: £33-41k. Find out more here.

31 March 2022 | By MiP
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After ministers unveiled wide-ranging terms of reference for the public inquiry into the government's handling of the pandemic, MiP has called for clear guidance for NHS managers who may be required to give evidence.

17 March 2022 | By MiP
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Nominations are now open for the election of the FDA president and four members to represent MiP on the FDA's Executive Committee.

28 February 2022 | By MiP
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NHS managers need to see “significant workforce interventions” – including an inflation-busting pay rise for NHS staff – if they are to manage the staffing crisis in the NHS and lead the recovery from the pandemic, MiP says.

10 February 2022 | By MiP
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NHS trade unions, including MiP, have called for an “inflation-busting pay rise” to tackle growing staff shortages in the NHS and accused the government of failing to take the pay review process seriously.

24 January 2022 | By MiP
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NHS England has updated key policies on sickness absence, annual leave and self-isolation during the pandemic. Find out more here.

23 December 2021 | By MiP
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NHS England set to announce that the launch of Integrated Care Boards and the abolition of CCGs will be delayed by three months until July next year.

23 December 2021 | By MiP
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