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Social Care Providers

To deliver good patient care, NHS bodies require good social care provision; in recent years, severe cuts to social care budgets have created huge pressures on many health services. Equally, social care depends on strong NHS primary, acute and ambulance services. 

Care delivery
So patients need both sides of our health and care services working well – and MiP has repeatedly called for more investment in social care: many of our members working in health provision argue that additional Treasury funding should prioritise social care budgets before the NHS.

For MiP, health and social care are complementary elements of the same system. And we welcome social care managers as members, offering them the same individual, one-to-one support as our health service members. 

Many MiP members work for the organisations providing domestic and residential social care services for local authorities – including local charities and social enterprises, as well as major private sector businesses such as Four Seasons Health Care, Barchester Healthcare and Care UK. Typical roles include senior executives, home and regional managers, support services staff and the ‘registered managers’ with regulated responsibilities.

Note that whilst we represent eligible social care managers across Britain, within Northern Ireland we only represent those employees of the six health and social care trusts employed on health contracts; those on social care contracts are represented by our partner union UNISON.
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30 July 2019 | By Alison Moore
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Julie Ogley, President of ADASS

With the social care system in “absolute crisis”, health and care leaders must work together to map a way forward, Julie Ogley tells MiP.

26 June 2019 | By Matt Ross

Courageous, system-wide change is the only way to stem increasing demand for medical care and meet the needs of today’s population.

24 May 2019 | By Sophia Christie
The Sharp End
Manchester's Health and Social Care Partnership chief officer Jon Rouse

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08 May 2019 | By Matt Ross
Greater Manchester health and care chief Jon Rouse
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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Managers and doctors from Ipswich Hospital tell us how they joined forces with local partners to dramatically reduce their bed blocking problem.

05 October 2018 | By Matthew Limb
Managing Better Care
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Welcome to our new website. And whilst we’re at it, welcome to Managers in Partnership’s new way of approaching communications.

04 October 2018 | By Jon Restell
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Integration could transform our health and care services, argues one social care manager, but time is pressing and demand is constantly growing.

27 July 2018 | By Anonymous
The Sharp End
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