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Members' Summit

The MiP Members’ Summit is our annual event for members. Held in the autumn, the Summit is a full day of interactive training and practical workshops, debate about the union’s work, and networking with other members from across the UK. The Summit gives you personal support and a voice, both as an employee and as a professional healthcare manager.

Members' summit audience
After several years running conferences packed with speakers and panel debates, in 2017 we moved to offer something more practical and participative – giving you the chance to learn from each other, shape the union’s policies and priorities, and engage directly with system leaders and partners. We want an event you can really take part in, but without the formality and procedural trappings of a traditional union conference. 

The 2018 Summit took place on 6 November at Congress Centre, London, building on the new format adopted in 2017. It included:

  • Presentations on NHS pay and pensionRegional workshops to discuss local developments and plan MiP’s response
  • Interactive workshops led by experts, covering topics including staff health and wellbeing 
  • Presentations on NHS pay and pensions
  • A keynote by Caroline Corrigan, NHS Improvement's national director of people strategy
  • Policy debates on Brexit, NHS funding and support for managers in the workplace

For more details, see our News page for reports on many of the sessions.

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
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Marie Gabriel, the chair of East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), led a Management Life workshop on promoting staff health and wellbeing at the MiP Members’ Summit on 6 November.

14 November 2018 | By Mercedes Broadbent
MiP Members' Summit 2017

18 October 2018 | By MiP
Member reading an MiP Summit programme

16 July 2018 | By MiP
Tipster - How to talk to MPs about your work

Following MiP's successful parliamentary reception in October, James Noble offers ten tips to help you get your story and MiP's message across to your MP.

15 December 2017 | By James Noble
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
Leading Edge

02 November 2017 | By Matt Ross
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Does the NHS have too few managers? Recent studies show that employing more managers leads to better patient care and more efficient services.

01 September 2017 | By Alison Moore
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We’re refreshing our annual gathering – to give members a bigger say in setting MiP’s priorities and more time to network and support each other.

22 March 2017 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
Matthew Swindells speaking at MiP's conference
Events and training
As well as our annual Members’ Summit, we run a range of networking events, masterclasses and seminars
Marie Gabriel, the chair of East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), led a Management Life workshop on promoting staff health and wellbeing at the MiP Members’ Summit on 6 November.
14th Nov 2018
By Mercedes Broadbent
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