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Features & Interviews

We publish interviews with health and care managers to explore their views and experiences on career development, policies and service delivery issues. And we produce a wide range of features – explaining the crucial contribution of managers in health and care delivery, and helping members to address challenges in their working lives. The listing below present all of our features in chronological order.  

Some features are produced regularly in standard formats, and have dedicated pages on this site. These include Managing Better Care, examining how managers and clinicians work together to improve services; Tipster, presenting practical advice on developing your career and tackling workplace problems; The Sharp End, in which working managers give their uncensored views on how government policy affects their work; Leading Edge, our straight-talking opinion column by MiP chief executive Jon RestellCasework stories, exploring how MiP has helped members with problems at work; and Legal Eye, setting out the key legal issues facing health and care managers.

Illustration of hospital beds

Managers and doctors from Ipswich Hospital tell us how they joined forces with local partners to dramatically reduce their bed blocking problem.

05 October 2018 | By Matthew Limb
Managing Better Care
Tony Spotiswood, chief executive, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bournemouth and Christchurch trust has the best staff survey results in England, and ambitious reform plans agreed with partners across Dorset. But getting here has required more than good management, chief executive Tony Spotswood tells MiP

04 October 2018 | By Matt Ross
Interview
Jon Restellsmall

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

We explain the legal duties on employers to protect the psychological wellbeing of staff and support people suffering from mental health conditions.

04 October 2018 | By David Robinson
Legal Eye
Members of the gastroenterology department who worked on the outpatients project at St Mark's Hospital.

How the struggling gastroenterology department at St Mark's Hospital worked with patients and quality improvement managers to deliver dramatic results.

14 September 2018 | By Matthew Limb
Managing Better Care
Dido Harding, the new chair of NHS Improvement, has called for an end to the "heads on spikes" approach to managing NHS failures.

The Fit and Proper Person Test causes confusion and sometimes trepidation among many NHS managers. We explain how it works and examine options for reform.

12 September 2018 | By Alison Moore
Feature
Henrietta Hughes

NHS guardians have a tricky but powerful role in tackling poor care and boosting staff engagement. National Guardian Henrietta Hughes speaks to Healthcare Manager.

20 August 2018 | By Matt Ross
Interview

Healthcare Manager probes the rising levels of assaults and abuse against NHS staff – and asks what employers can do to protect people at work.

20 August 2018 | By Emma Dent
Feature
Fat cat eating a bowl of food

The Civil Liability Bill will deny injury compensation to thousands of workers and cost the NHS millions – just to feed the insurance industry fat cats.

27 July 2018 | By Doug Christie
Legal Eye
The Sharp End Cartoon

Integration could transform our health and care services, argues one social care manager, but time is pressing and demand is constantly growing.

27 July 2018 | By Anonymous
The Sharp End
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