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Service Commissioners & Managers

Many of MiP’s members work as commissioning or service managers – planning, organising and delivering health and care services within the NHS, the private sector and charities.

Health care professionals in conversation

Working for employers including NHS trusts and boards, CCGs, CSUs, registered care homes and private health providersour members plan, commission and run a huge range of services, from primary care through hospital units to local authority-commissioned social care. Their roles include strategic, general, clinical, risk and programme management, clinical governance and business development.

The nature of employers changes around the country – with NHS trusts, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and commissioning support units (CSUs) in England; 14 health boards in Scotland and seven in Wales; and six health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland. The role of private and voluntary sector health and care providers also varies between the UK’s constituent nations. But in each area, our dedicated national officer has the contacts, knowledge and expertise to represent those people who commission, oversee and manage health and care delivery.

Many of our members are non-clinicians: we are the only union dedicated to working for managers employed in health and social care. But we also have many senior clinicians amongst our members; clinical staff who’ve moved into management jobs often join MiP whilst retaining membership of their specialist clinical union, providing support and protection across their professional roles.

Jon Restell & Jenni Douglas Todd, Smaller ICS webinar 17 September 2021

At MiP's September webinar, two independent chairs of 'smaller' ICSs, Jenni Douglas-Todd from Dorset and Gill Morgan from Gloucestershire, spoke to MiP members about the challenges of change, recovering from Covid and reshaping services for the long-term.

04 October 2021 | By Craig Ryan
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Join us on Fri 17 September for an in-depth conversation on the ICS reforms with Dame Gill Morgan, chair of One Gloucestershire ICS, and Jenni Douglas-Todd, chair of the Dorset ICS. Find out more here.

10 September 2021 | By MiP

MiP has called for NHS England to give assurances and support to board-level managers affected by latest government shake-up of the NHS, after they were excluded from the "employment committment" offered to other staff.

06 May 2021 | By Craig Ryan
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Greater Manchester health and care chief Jon Rouse
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Conservative Health Secretary Matt Hancock

03 November 2017 | By MiP
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