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Leading Edge

Leading Edge is the regular opinion piece written by MiP chief executive Jon Restell, setting out MiP's policy positions and championing our members' views on key issues in health and care.
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England’s uplifting performance at Euro 2020 shows how a culture of openness, honesty and shared purpose can deliver rich results. As managers, we can all learn from the team building skills of Gareth Southgate and his backroom staff.

02 August 2021 | By Jon Restell
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Our members survey sent a clear message that the emergency effort can't be sustained forever. We need more staff and that means real investment in NHS pay this year.

14 May 2021 | By Jon Restell
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This pandemic has seen unprecedented investment in the health and wellbeing of NHS staff. MiP wants to make sure it's one legacy of the crisis.

05 February 2021 | By Jon Restell
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Whoever forms the next government, MiP will be unafraid to speak up for the core principles of the NHS and public service.

10 December 2019 | By Jon Restell
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Too often, debates on NHS management focus on picking out the 'bad apples'. Instead, we should improve the health of the whole orchard.

29 May 2019 | By Jon Restell
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The good intentions in the Long Term Plan will come to nothing if the government doesn't give the NHS workforce the attention it needs.

14 February 2019 | By Jon Restell
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Our job is about more than ensuring fair play once decisions have been taken, we need to influence the big decisions themselves.

24 July 2018 | By Jon Restell
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Outsiders would expect leadership to be one of the highest national priorities in health and care. But they would be wrong.

13 April 2018 | By Jon Restell
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Jon Restell in discussion with NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens at the MiP Members' Summit in October 2017.

The last month has shown me once again that managers are impressive, stand-out people, writes Jon Restell. They are managing in a system under intense pressure, without the money to keep up with demand, while facing huge workforce challenges.

01 December 2017 | By Jon Restell
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Managers face an unenviable task in balancing financial targets against their duty of care to patients. But just how clear are our statutory responsibilities?

22 September 2017 | By Jon Restell
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The government has announced that it is revoking the controversial £95k cap on public sector exit payments, introduced last November.
12th Feb 2021
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