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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.

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We explain the legal position behind so-called ‘gagging’ clauses which are now a common feature of settlement agreements in the NHS.

12 March 2019 | By Natalie Hunt
Legal Eye

GPs and local councils working together to improve public health is the best way to make the NHS financially sustainable, argues one GP federation manager.

12 March 2019 | By Anonymous
The Sharp End
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Suspension can damage your career but doesn’t have to be a disaster. We explain how to limit the damage and improve your chances of a successful return to work.

04 March 2019 | By Ruth Smith
Tipster
Amanda Oates

Mersey Care’s HR director Amanda Oates tells MiP how adopting a ‘just and learning’ culture has cut disciplinaries by 80% and improved patient care.

12 February 2019 | By Matt Ross
Interview

A guest blog by Ian Kirkpatrick, the Monash Warwick Professor of Healthcare Improvement & Implementation Science (Organisational Studies) at Warwick Business School.

07 February 2019 | By Ian Kirkpatrick
Feature
UNISON head of health Sara Gorton speaks in the debate, which was chaired by Channel 4's Victoria Macdonald

A panel of health and care leaders have pinpointed the biggest Brexit risks - and condemned the government's inaction

11 January 2019 | By Matt Ross
Feature
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Telemedicine could bring huge benefits but, managed badly, we could end up combining the worst aspects of private healthcare and public-sector IT.

22 November 2018 | By Anonymous
The Sharp End
Woman leaving workplace with her belongings in a cardboard box

A difficult boss and unreasonable demands from your employer don’t necessarily add up to constructive dismissal. In law, the standard of proof is much higher.

30 October 2018 | By Stephen Smith
MiP at work
Scottish bank notes

Ballots show overwhelming backing for pay offers, but talks continue in both countries on the details.

24 October 2018 | By MiP
MiP at work
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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
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20th Mar 2019
By Mercedes Broadbent
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