In Wales, MiP has members throughout the health boards and national NHS bodies, and among the health staff of the Welsh Assembly Government. We also cover managers working in Welsh social care, health charities and private health providers.
Under the nation’s NHS structure, the seven health boards, the Welsh Ambulance Service and specialist care provider Velindre NHS Trust manage and deliver services directly. They are supported by national bodies such as Public Health Wales, the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and Health Education and Improvement Wales; and overseen by the Welsh Government and bodies including the community health councils and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales.
MiP serves all the eligible employees of these organisations, including senior clinicians and executives, service managers, specialist professionals, strategists and programme managers. With the Welsh Government, we have members among those civil servants working directly on health; their peers in other fields are represented by our parent union the FDA
Our national officer also attends the Welsh Partnership Forum – a national group bringing together the Welsh Government, relevant unions and the health boards – and plays a full role in policy and strategy development within the staffside group.
Within MiP’s management structures, Wales’s MiP members are represented by a member of the national committee
. In recent years, the Welsh committee member has been Sam Crane – who has repeatedly served as chair.
Wales’s committee representatives ensure that Welsh members’ views are recognised in regional and national union policies, oversee the improvement of MiP’s services within the country, and help direct the national union’s development. If you might be interested in standing for election onto this key committee, you can find more information on our governance