MiP BLOG Mon 04 Dec 2017

 Dean Royles Summit 2017

The confused centre is holding us back

Dean Royles, director of HR and organisational development at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, calls for a more streamlined system to run the NHS in England.

Our efforts to make fundamental and lasting improvements are being hampered by a very confused organisational landscape at national level in England, where six statutory bodies are sending out conflicting messages and competing over policy territory. They can seem more focused on defining and protecting their roles than on supporting health providers to deliver good services.

MEDIA CENTRE Wed 22 Nov 2017

 Phillip Hammond

Chancellor fails to fund our health and care needs

Responding to today's budget announcments on funding for the NHS and social care, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said:

"The Chancellor is failing to fund the health and care needs of our citizens. The extra money in today’s budget for the day-to-day running of the NHS falls well short of expert recommendations. And there’s nothing at all to relieve the crisis in social care."

NEWS Tue 21 Nov 2017

 Vote logo

MiP National Committee By-elections

Nominations open tomorrow for four by-elections to the National Committee, MiP's main policy making body.

The National Committee formulates MiP policies on healthcare, the NHS and workplace relations – including negotiations, and the representation, recruitment and organisation of MiP members. Committee members are ambassadors of MiP, representing the union on public platforms and talking up issues that matter to you, upholding MiP’s values and maintaining our political neutrality.

MEDIA CENTRE Wed 08 Nov 2017

 Simon Stevens MiP Summit 2017

Chancellor must choose between extra funding or service cuts, says health managers' union

MiP responds to today's speech by Simon Stevens and reports from several influential healthcare bodies on NHS funding.

“Our members are local managers in the NHS. They know the impact underfunding is having on care. They know the freeze on investment in pay, our workforce and infrastructure can't go on. They know that there are few short term efficiencies left to achieve and that transforming services requires investment and time. They know the only answer is extra funding.”

NEWS Thu 02 Nov 2017

 Sara Gorton - Summit 2017

MiP Summit 2017: Tide Turning on NHS Pay

Matt Foster reports from MiP's 2017 members summit on 31 October.

The “tide of consensus” on NHS pay is turning after years of austerity, attendees at MIP’s 2017 Members’ Summit were told, as Unison’s Sara Gorton set out how trade unions are pushing for lasting change at a time of political turmoil.

MiP BLOG Mon 23 Oct 2017


Tipster extended play: how to work with doctors

With patient demand rising as the funding noose tightens, relations between doctors and managers can become strained. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Umesh Prabhu shares more of his tips for working more effectively with your medical colleagues.

Doctors and managers often have an uneasy relationship because both are under severe pressure for different reasons. Doctors are struggling to provide the best care, but there isn’t enough money and they often have to work within poor systems and processes. Managers have to manage budgets and meet targets. To work together, you must make the effort to understand each other’s difficulties and needs.

NEWS Fri 13 Oct 2017


NHS funding: tell us where it hurts

MiP is encouraging members to talk about their personal experiences managing NHS services under financial pressure. Craig Ryan explains the thinking behind the new campaign and talks to two groups of managers at the sharp end of NHS funding cuts.

To win the argument for better NHS funding we need to talk about people, not just statistics. We need to talk about patients and the services they rely on, and about the NHS staff who do their best to deliver quality care however tough it gets.

NEWS Wed 11 Oct 2017

 Simon Stevens

Simon Stevens joins MiP's new-look Members Summit

Active Managers, Active Union: MiP Members Summit, Westminster Central Hall, 31 October 2017 9.30am to 6pm

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens heads the line-up of inspirational and influential speakers at MiP’s Members Summit – our exciting new annual event that puts working managers in the driving seat.