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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.

Baby close up with toy in mouth

With constant upheaval in the health service, new mothers working for the NHS are often anxious about going back to work. Jo Seery explains the rights women have when returning after maternity leave.

30 January 2024 | By Jo Seery
Legal Eye
Glenn McPeak (headshot), Welsh Ambulance Service manager & MiP rep

Meet Your Reps: Proud to be both a manager and a paramedic, new MiP rep Glenn McPeak says he wants to speak up for managers in the ambulance service who feel unsupported, undervalued and under pressure.

22 January 2024 | By Craig Ryan
MiP at work
Trainee hospital staff walking in a corridor

The government wants to attract thousands more staff into the NHS through apprenticeships. But uncertainty over funding, teaching staff and local autonomy could undermine the plans before they get off the ground.

05 January 2024 | By Jessica Bradley
Feature
Heated conversation between man and a woman in an office

Leadership coach and former senior detective Andy Cribbin gives his tips for managers on breaking bad news and handling difficult conversations with staff and the public.

22 December 2023 | By Andy Cribbin
Tipster
Buki Adeyemo outside Lawton House, trust head office, Stoke

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare could be England’s best trust. Chief executive Dr Buki Adeyemo explains the ingredients for its success: a stable and happy workforce, a listening leadership, ambitious goals and an enthusiasm for innovation.

15 December 2023 | By Matt Ross
Interview
Man with head in arms against sea blue backdrop

Burnout is a finally being recognised as a serious problem in the NHS and many other workplaces. But what is burnout, what causes it and how can we prevent it? Rhys McKenzie reports.

11 December 2023 | By Rhys McKenzie
Feature
Woman at desk being touched by male colleague

Sexual harassment is against the law, but that doesn’t stop it happening. Josie Irwin offers her tips on recognising sexual harassment in the workplace and how to intervene effectively as a manager.

26 October 2023 | By Josie Irwin
Tipster
Hospital ward superimposed with waiting list graph

The NHS is still struggling to recover from the pandemic, but studies show productivity was falling even before the Covid shock. We asked the experts: what’s driving this, does it matter and why are managers vital to turning productivity around?

20 October 2023 | By Craig Ryan
Feature
Blind managers standing outside corporate offices

Despite recent advances, many disabled NHS managers still face multiple disadvantages at work. Understanding and commitment from line managers and local leaders is the key to further progress, writes Jessica Bradley

13 October 2023 | By Jessica Bradley
Feature
Transformation programme manager, NHS South West London CCG Prince Obike

Meet Your Reps: Prince Obike works at the forefront of change in the NHS while supporting MiP members as a union MiP rep and National Committee member. He talks to us about his incredibly varied career and the real value of management jobs.

06 October 2023 | By Craig Ryan
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MiP alongside 13 other health unions have called for an above inflation pay rise for all NHS staff.
12th Feb 2024
By MiP
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