NEWS Mon 19 Jun 2017

 Downing Street Letter

Unions join forces to press for end to NHS pay freeze

In an unprecedented joint letter to the PM, MiP and 15 other NHS unions have called for an end to pay cap and swift action to guarantee the rights of EU staff working for the NHS.

MiP and 15 other NHS unions have joined forces to urge the prime minister to use Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech to put an end to the public sector pay freeze and signal a change of direction in her government’s attitude to the NHS.

MiP BLOG Thu 01 Jun 2017

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General Election 2017: The NHS needs skilled managers more than ever

In the fourth of his election blogs, MiP chief executive Jon Restell calls on politicians to stop manager-bashing and invest in the professional skills the NHS needs to meet the daunting challenges ahead.

Managing in the NHS and social care has never been more demanding than it is now. We’re trying to integrate two complex, fast-developing systems, both under enormous pressure, with dwindling resources and flaky political support. We’re building systems and developing relationships in ways that have never been tried before. And we’re doing all this on the back of a botched re-organisation that keeps getting in the way.

NEWS Tue 30 May 2017

 MiP GE2017 toolkit

General Election 2017: Tell us your stories

Do you have a personal story to tell will help us show politicians what life for NHS managers on the frontline is really like?

We want to get our message out to politicians of all parties and influence the new government as it takes the big decisions on NHS funding and policy in its first few months. Do you have a personal story to tell will help us show politicians what life for NHS managers on the frontline is really like?

MiP BLOG Thu 25 May 2017

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General Election 2017: A new deal for the NHS workforce

In the third of his election blogs, MiP chief executive Jon Restell calls on politicians to scrap the delusional NHS pay policy and offer a new deal to our hard-pressed workforce.

In this election campaign, it’s time for politicians to stop hiding behind platitudes about the NHS workforce and look the facts full in the face. Staff shortages are a serious problem and they’re getting worse. There are unacceptable levels of vacancies in many areas – among midwives, A&E consultants, GPs, mental health nurses, and executive directors, to name but a few. And the uncertainty hanging over colleagues from other EU countries simply adds to the problem.

NEWS Tue 23 May 2017

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NHS redundancies risk wasting management talent

 

MiP chief executive Jon Restell has warned that the NHS will again lose valuable management talent in the latest round of reorganisation if it doesn’t find a better way to manage redeployment and redundancies across the system.

NEWS Mon 22 May 2017

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Restell calls for PM's salary benchmark to be scrapped

 

MiP chief executive Jon Restell has called for the next government to "retire" the policy of using the Prime Minister's salary as a benchmark for senior NHS pay, after the Health Service Journal revealed that the Treasury has approved more than 90% of requests to pay senior NHS managers more than Theresa May's £142,500 pay packet.

MiP BLOG Thu 18 May 2017

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General Election 2017: Change we can believe in

In the second of his election blogs, MiP chief executive Jon Restell calls on politicians to work with staff to switch NHS resources to where they’re most needed – and to be open and honest with voters about what that means.

My first blog urged politicians to fund the NHS properly. This blog is about how we achieve meaningful change in the NHS and social care. A key question for all parties in this election is, “if you had more money, would you still spend it in the same way?”

NEWS Thu 18 May 2017

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MiP 2017 General Election Toolkit

 

MiP has launched a toolkit to help members put forward our policy proposals and ask your local candidates to commit to representing your views in parliament should they be elected. You can download the toolkit here.

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