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MiP produces and commissions opinion articles to explain and champion the views, perspectives and experiences of health and care managers, and analysis pieces designed to help our members understand and assess changes to policies, practices and organisations across the sector. If you’d like to write for us, please contact our media team
Jon Restell portrait 2021

Are managers always to blame for the poor working culture in the NHS, or is that just a convenient excuse for politicians who find the root causes of our problems too hard to solve?

29 April 2024 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
Launch of Wigan Deal

A growing army of academics and local leaders say thinking long-term and giving power to local people and staff is the key to saving the NHS and other struggling public services. But are our national politicians listening?

08 April 2024 | By Craig Ryan
Analysis & opinion
Jon Restell portrait 2021

With ambitious plans but little money to spend, a Labour government will need the skills, nerve and insight of managers to make its promise of a 'decade of renewal' in the NHS a reality.

11 January 2024 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
Group of men in suits with heads buried in the sand

The last party conference season before the general election showed that UK politicians still have to get their heads round what the NHS needs and what it can be expected to deliver.

07 December 2023 | By Craig Ryan
Analysis & opinion
Jon Restell portrait 2021

The Lucy Letby case demands a comprehensive and thoughtful response. Statutory regulation of managers may be a part of that, but won't be a quick fix. Right now, we need to tackle a culture that deters staff, patients and the public from raising concerns about NHS care.

22 September 2023 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
Sir Chris Ham thumb Summer 2023

As the party conference season gets underway this weekend, Sir Chris Ham sets out the challenges facing the UK’s political parties as they draw up their NHS policies, and argues that the multiple crises facing the NHS can be overcome with honesty, realism and political will.

20 September 2023 | By Sir Chris Ham
Analysis & opinion
Jon Restell portrait 2021

While the NHS pension scheme is eye-wateringly huge, it is eminently affordable, taking in billions more in contributions than it pays out in benefits. It remains one of the safest investments going, writes Jon Restell.

13 July 2023 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
Jon Restell portrait 2021

We need to challenge the widely-held belief that all-powerful managers are blocking change in the NHS. It's a lack of empathy for the difficult choices and hard realities that managers face which is holding us back.

27 April 2023 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
Green exit sign with running figure

Staff shortages, plunging morale and shrinking pay packets are pushing more and more board-level NHS managers towards the door. A fair pay award would help to stabilise NHS leadership – just when the service needs it most

19 April 2023 | By Craig Ryan
Analysis & opinion
Jon Restell portrait 2021

I’m no Nostradamus, but I do have some predictive ability. Here are my highlights for the NHS in 2023.

19 December 2022 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
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The health secretary's plans to cut 5,500 management jobs to fund community services if the Conservatives win the general election have been criticised as "not credible" by Labour and "paper thin" by MiP.
25th Jun 2024
By MiP
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