MiP BLOG Thu 16 Jun 2016
The 2016 King’s Fund Leadership and Management Summit brought together current thinking on leadership and management in health and social care. MiP committee member Jeremy Baskett reports on a thought-provoking day.
A general theme throughout the summit was the recent change in management styles, moving from ‘hero’ managers, who tried to manage everything, to a ‘coaching’ style where you empower and lead others.
MiP BLOG Thu 19 May 2016
When it comes to staff engagement, everyone talks the talk, but East London Foundation Trust is one of the few to walk the walk. Craig Ryan headed for Whitechapel to find out how they do it.
The killing of one mental health patient by another is fantastically rare. But within a year Roman Ward had seen another patient commit suicide with a plastic bag and a third die unexpectedly from natural causes. These three tragic deaths sparked a remarkable improvement drive founded on boosting the engagement and wellbeing of the trust’s staff.
MiP BLOG Mon 16 May 2016
Sloppy HR procedures aren’t just an admin problem – they cause real distress and do real damage to organisations. We spoke to one MiP member about how a vexatious complaint affected her – and how the union was able to help.
“I’ve been working in and around the NHS for 40 years, and I’ve never had a grievance against me. I was gobsmacked. It was completely out of the blue.”
NEWS Wed 04 May 2016
Ahead of the elections on 5 May, we asked three local journalists to give us the low-down on the big issues for the NHS in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The UK’s four health services may be going their separate ways, but change is a constant everywhere.
NEWS Sun 24 Apr 2016
MiP members contribute to the health and care debate in the Scottish Parliament election
'Our members have seen the increasing difficulties that NHS Scotland has had in meeting the Scottish peoples' aspirations for a first class NHS given the available budget. With an ageing population, rising drug and technology costs, and the legitimate rise in public expectation of quality care, this cannot and should not continue.'
NEWS Thu 21 Apr 2016
Simon Stevens talks to MiP's Alison Moore about funding, reshaping health and social care for the 21st century and his personal crusade against obesity.
When Simon Stevens returned from America to lead NHS England two years ago, many managers saw him as someone who understood the NHS and could lead it through choppy waters. Two years on, those choppy waters have been whipped up by a force ten storm
NEWS Fri 15 Apr 2016
Information about events in April, May and June delivered in partnership with FDA Learn
Our programme includes short courses on effective networking, storytelling, personal impact and using data
MEDIA CENTRE Thu 31 Mar 2016
MiP responds to media reports of the latest NHS workforce headcount
'Managers are a key part of quality healthcare, and the frontline needs a strong back office supporting it. We should reject those who seek to divide the two. It is a false choice.'