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23 November, London 

This year's conference took place at TUC Congress House on Wednesday 23 November.  Please click through for highlights from the day.


MiP BLOG Tue 18 Apr 2017

 Umesh Prabhu

How to save twenty billion quid

Umesh Prabhu says that the NHS can find the money it needs by investing in leadership and technology – and trusting staff to root out waste.

Last month, I asked an audience of doctors in London how much we spend on the NHS. No one knew. One consultant told me it was £50m! When the NHS needs to save over £22bn, this is a big problem. If doctors don’t know how much things cost, they don’t know the value of the work they do.

MiP BLOG Thu 13 Apr 2017

 Corrado Valle 2015

The Road to Jerusalem: part one

After living and working in the UK for 26 years, MiP national officer Corrado Valle faces an exhausting quest for the right to stay in his adopted homeland after Brexit. In this first episode, he explains why he decided to apply for British citizenship.

As I was standing in the chapel at Sandhurst in 2014, on the day my son was starting his officer training in the British Army, it dawned on me that my resistance to Britishness was futile. The notes of Jerusalem echoed in the chapel and, suddenly, they had a new meaning.

MiP BLOG Thu 06 Apr 2017

 shared services detail

Back office blues

Shared services have a troubled history in the public sector, but NHS system leaders are pushing them hard. Matt Ross explores the lessons from previous programmes – and asks whether they’ve been learned.

Now NHS Improvement is raising the pressure on shared services, sending STPs detailed data showing which organisations are the most efficient – and which are the least. The regulator’s goal is to slim down finance, governance, HR, IT, legal and procurement bills, which it claims cost the NHS over £3.3bn a year.

MEDIA CENTRE Fri 31 Mar 2017

 NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens speaking at MiP's 2015 conference

NHS staff need more support to deliver latest reform plans

The union for senior NHS managers gives its first reaction to 'Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View'

NHS managers are worried that the quality of care will go backwards and waiting lists will get even longer. Savings and improvements are always possible and desirable, but there’s no escape from the central fact that the NHS needs more funding.

NEWS Wed 29 Mar 2017


NHS Pay Review Body Report 2017 - MiP response

The union for senior NHS managers responds to yesterday's report and government announcement

MiP believes a pay award of 1% fails to value the hard work, goodwill and commitment of NHS managers and other staff, who are caring for patients under intense and growing pressure. It fails to match inflation, running at more than twice the level of the award, and fails miserably to respond to the rise in private sector average earnings of 3.1%.

NEWS Thu 23 Mar 2017

 MiP moving

MiP on the move

Temporary head office move for MiP

MiP and the FDA have moved into temporary office accommodation while building work is carried out on the new head office building at Ebbark House, near London Bridge.

MiP BLOG Mon 20 Mar 2017

 Scottish Parliament

18 April: Scottlish MiP members invited to Holyrood governance inquiry

MiP members in Scotland have been invited to attend the Health and Sport Committee’s inquiry into NHS governance on Tuesday 18 April at 9am at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

“The format of our input into this inquiry will be informal which will allow you as a member of MiP to share your specific, expert knowledge, experience and opinion of NHS governance in a private environment,” said Claire Pullar, MiP’s national officer for Scotland.

NEWS Fri 17 Mar 2017


Sexual orientation monitoring of service users

Get involved in focus groups to support roll-out of sexual orientation monitoring

An information standard has been agreed for sexual orientation monitoring of service users across the NHS and social care in England. Members are encouraged to attend focus groups to develop e-learning resources to support roll-out. The focus groups are in Leeds on 21 March, Birmingham on 22 March and London on 27 March.

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