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Trade unions are at their most effective, when members feel involved. Being active on behalf of MiP in your workplace or through a workplace joint union campaign or as a MiP national committee member, you are contributing towards making our workplaces better. Thank you.

As health managers with high and stressful workloads, we know being active in your union is another commitment but how much you do depends on you. It can be putting up a poster, attending a local meeting, encouraging others to join to deciding to become a workplace representatives or being on the national committee.

Participation is also about feeling informed about MiP activities and having your views taken in to account on campaigns and issues. MiP organises opportunities for involving members throughout the year. MiP organises local meetings, our national annual Summit, regional events as well as the regular member surveys through the weekly email to members.

We are keen for members to influence and advise through the National Committee. Members are elected by the whole membership to serve two-year terms on the 16-member body which helps to develop policy and campaigns, and influences the running of the union. If you might be interested in joining the Committee, please take a look at the Our Governance page and contact us for further information.

Also across the UK, MiP’s network of link members and representatives help to deliver our campaigns, services and casework.

Link members’ and representatives’ roles vary depending on individuals’ preferences and situations, but their work can include:

  • Acting as the main workplace contact between national officers, head office, and MiP members within a team or organisation;
  • Explaining and promoting the union’s policies and services, and helping to recruit new members;
  • Liaising with staffside bodies and other unions, including our partner union UNISON;
  • Helping local members to access advice, information and representation, and offering informal support.

Both link members and reps receive extensive training, and work closely with MiP’s national officers – who provide advice, guidance and support.

If you want to know more about getting involved in MiP, contact Helen Carr, Head of Operations.

Jon Restell portrait 2021

Times are tough, but MiP's National Committee has set a challenging but optimistic agenda for the next two years – boosting our communications and influence, working to expand NHS management capacity and developing support for our rapidly growing network of workplace reps.

21 June 2022 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
National Committee Member Geoff Underwood

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
News
trolley in busy hospital corridor

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
News
Green vote logo

Here are the results of the recent elections for MiP's National Committee for 2022-23. If you're interested in joining the committee, some seats have yet to be filled.

22 December 2021 | By MiP
News
Jon Restell and Alan Fox

MiP Summit 2021: On day three, MiP chief executive Jon Restell gave his update on pay and conditions across the UK, and UNISON’s Alan Fox briefed members on the changes to NHS pension schemes following the McCloud judgement.

12 November 2021 | By Craig Ryan
News
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MiP members in England have voted to oppose the proposed 3% pay award for Agenda for Change staff, and indicated they would be willing to take part in industrial action.

05 October 2021 | By MiP
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Green vote logo

Elections to MiP's National Committee for 2022-23 are taking place in Scotland, Wales, the South East, South Central, and Yorkshire & Humber. Find out more about the committee's work and how to get yourself nominated.

17 September 2021 | By MiP
News
English currency in notes and coins

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

22 July 2021 | By MiP
News

In its evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body, MiP says a decent pay rise for all staff is the only reasonable response to the pressure and trauma of working during the pandemic, and essential to avoid a staffing crisis in the year ahead.

21 May 2021 | By Craig Ryan
MiP at work
Jon Restell portrait 2021

Our members survey sent a clear message that the emergency effort can't be sustained forever. We need more staff and that means real investment in NHS pay this year.

14 May 2021 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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