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Strategists, Regulators & Policy Makers

Many MiP members have jobs that involve developing policies and strategies, or producing or responding to regulations – both in strategy and business development roles for NHS trusts and boards, CCGs, private hospitals and other delivery bodies, and in the national bodies that oversee and regulate the UK’s health and care services.

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In NHS England, for example, we have large numbers of members working to strengthen professional leadership and practice on topics such as finance, nursing, specialised commissioning and organisational development; others focus on strengthening transparency and management information, operating in technical fields such as informatics. 

With the NHS Improvement family of organisations, MiP members occupy a range of system leadership roles – improving practice on matters such as transformation strategies, operational productivity, regional operations and patient experience. And in quality control and risk management bodies such as the CQC, many work as inspectors and senior executives.

Whilst these examples call on English organisations and structures, MiP also has members within strategic and policy making roles within Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – including some civil service employees, such as those working in health roles for the Welsh Government.

Finally, some MiP members work in strategy roles for private and voluntary health service providers, and for social care providers contracted by local authorities. 
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MiP welcomes Sir Gordon Messenger's independent review of health and social care leadership and calls for honesty and investment in implementing its recommendations.

08 June 2022 | By MiP
Press Release
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As the UK’s largest employer and a major producer of greenhouse gases, the NHS has a huge role to play in meeting the government’s net zero target for carbon emissions. We report on the scale of the challenge post-COP26 and the transformations in services, attitudes and leadership needed to meet it.

19 May 2022 | By Matt Limb
Feature
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Eleanor recently joined the NHS as a senior manager at an acute trust in England. She’s full-time but has flexible hours and works from several locations, including home.

10 May 2022 | By Craig Ryan
Feature
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Hazel has been working flexibly for more than 20 years. After the birth of her first child, she considered putting her career on hold altogether, but “I didn’t think I’d have the confidence to go back after 20 years bringing up the kids,” she says.

10 May 2022 | By Craig Ryan
Feature
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Workers increasingly see flexible working as the norm, but it has proved notoriously hard to implement in the NHS. We assembled a panel of experts to discuss how the NHS can overcome the obstacles to offer people the flexible and attractive careers they want.

05 May 2022 | By Craig Ryan
Feature
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MiP members have given a cautious thumbs up to the transition to Integrated Care Boards, but a significant number are still in the dark about the how the reforms will affect their jobs, according to an MiP survey.

22 April 2022 | By MiP
News
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NHS bodies are now being asked to collaborate rather than compete. But top-down direction cannot foster genuine cooperation, West Yorkshire ICS chief Rob Webster tells MiP. Only through partnerships can health and care staff address the huge challenges they face.

21 April 2022 | By Matt Ross
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MiP's annual pay survey show that an above-inflation pay rise will help to tackle severe staff shortages and boost the morale of the thousands of managers who are on the brink of leaving the NHS.

20 April 2022 | By Craig Ryan
Analysis & opinion
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NHS managers need to see “significant workforce interventions” – including an inflation-busting pay rise for NHS staff – if they are to manage the staffing crisis in the NHS and lead the recovery from the pandemic, MiP says.

10 February 2022 | By MiP
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NHS trade unions, including MiP, have called for an “inflation-busting pay rise” to tackle growing staff shortages in the NHS and accused the government of failing to take the pay review process seriously.

24 January 2022 | By MiP
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As the UK’s largest employer and a major producer of greenhouse gases, the NHS has a huge role to play in meeting the government’s net zero target for carbon emissions. We report on the scale of the challenge post-COP26 and the transformations in services, attitudes and leadership needed to meet it.
19th May 2022
By Matt Limb
Feature
NHS Confed survey finds racism deters 60% of ethnic minority leaders from recommending NHS management careers, with racist abuse and discrimination most likely to come from colleagues.
22nd Jun 2022
By MiP
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