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Managing our NHS

The Managing Our NHS campaign aims to change perceptions about NHS managers and highlight their importance in making the system work better. The campaign involves interviewing inspirational managers and publishing their stories, as well as providing key statistics and evidence from independent research to support their value. The campaign is happening throughout the UK and encourages people to nominate themselves or colleagues to be featured.

The title of the campaign, Managing Our NHS, reflects the importance of management in the NHS and the fact that everyone has a stake in the system working well. The campaign aims to challenge mindsets about NHS managers and champion them as the solution rather than the problem. It is taking place on social media, on our website, and in the press.

Watch MiP Chief Executive Jon Restell introduce the campaign below.

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Under pressure from political demands and relentless organisational change, many board-level NHS managers are feeling the effects of burnout and contemplating leaving the NHS, according to MiP’s ’Sounding Board’ of senior members and the union’s evidence to the pay review body.

22 April 2024 | By Rhys McKenzie
Feature
Caroline Lamb, NHS Scotland head office, March 2024

Joining the Scottish health department weeks before the pandemic struck, Caroline Lamb found herself head of NHS Scotland within a year. She talks about the “intense and scary” experience of managing through the Covid crisis, her plans to integrate services and tackle staff shortages and why Scotland needs more money for health and care.

12 April 2024 | By Matt Ross
Interview
Christine McAnea addressing striking NHS workers in Belfast

After months of industrial action, NHS workers in Northern Ireland have accepted a 5% pay offer for last year negotiated by health unions and the Department of Health.

05 April 2024 | By MiP
News
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NHS leaders must show how they are driving service improvement, delivering transformation, promoting equality and developing a just culture as part of new “competency framework” for directors introduced by NHS England this month.

04 April 2024 | By MiP
News
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MiP alongside 13 other health unions have called for an above inflation pay rise for all NHS staff.

12 February 2024 | By MiP
News
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MiP responds to government proposals on introducing a separate pay system for nurses in England.

15 January 2024 | By MiP
Press Release
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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
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Help MiP and UNISON prepare for the 2024 pay round by taking part in our survey on NHS pay. It only takes a few minutes.

18 December 2023 | By MiP
News
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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
Oonagh Monhouse pictured at her desk in August 2023

As joint chair of the NHS Staff Council, Oonagh Monkhouse negotiates with unions on behalf of hundreds of NHS employers. But she’s also a working manager as director of workforce at the Royal Papworth, the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital. She talks to Matt Ross about boosting staff morale, building management capacity and why it’s important to try walking in someone else’s shoes.

27 September 2023 | By Matt Ross
Interview
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After months of industrial action, NHS workers in Northern Ireland have accepted a 5% pay offer for last year negotiated by health unions and the Department of Health.
5th Apr 2024
By MiP
News
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