Wed 21 Mar 2018


MiP welcomes three-year NHS pay deal – with reservations

MiP welcomes the three-year draft pay framework for NHS Agenda for Change staff in England, signed off by the NHS Staff Council today, and the Government’s commitment to fund the deal over and above existing NHS budgets.

Commenting on today’s announcement, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: “This offer finally ends the damaging 1% cap on pay rises and gives higher salaries to all NHS staff on Agenda for Change, including most MiP members."

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."

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.”

Thu 28 Sep 2017

 Pay Claim 2017

Strong public backing for NHS pay rise, poll shows


There is overwhelming public support for removing the Government’s cap on NHS pay according to survey results released today by 14 NHS unions, including MiP. The poll of over 2,000 people by ComRes found 84% supported removing the cap on pay for NHS staff, while 83% supported increasing pay for all NHS staff to meet or exceed the cost of living.

Fri 15 Sep 2017

 pay claim poster

All NHS staff need a pay rise that’s above inflation, say health unions


NHS unions are today breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. The 14 health unions, including MiP, are asking Chancellor Philip Hammond to earmark funds in the November Budget for a pay rise in line with inflation, with an additional £800 to restore some of the pay lost over the past seven years.

Thu 20 Jul 2017


Pension age change another blow to NHS staff, says MiP

The NHS managers' union condemns plans to make NHS workers wait an extra year for their pensions.

Commenting on the government’s announcement that it plans to bring forward the rise in pension age from 67 to 68 by seven years, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: “This is another blow for those MiP members whose NHS retirement age is now linked to the state pension age.

Tue 04 Jul 2017


Health unions call for the government to act on public sector pay

Joint statement by 17 unions, including MiP, expresses 'anger and deep disappointment'

'Another year of pay restraint is wholly unacceptable and will cause long-lasting damage to the health service, its patients and its workforce'

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.

Wed 30 Nov 2016

 management trainees

MiP welcomes Hunt's vote of confidence in NHS management

Managers in Partnership (MiP) today welcomed the speech by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to the annual conference of NHS Providers.

"The ten-fold increase in the number of non-clinical management trainees by 2020 is bold. Good for Hunt. It is a vote of confidence in general management, HR, finance and other disciplines in the NHS. As ever, the devil is in the detail and we look to the Secretary of State to follow up his warm words with action."

Tue 04 Oct 2016


Trust chair pay rises will go down badly with NHS staff, says managers' union

MiP responds to changes in remuneration for non-employee board posts in the NHS

'We have no problem in principle with pay reviews for hard to fill non-employee trust chair posts. But we do have a problem with the failure to use the same approach for NHS staff.'

Thu 31 Mar 2016


NHS management remains leanest in the world

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.'

Thu 24 Mar 2016


Strong, stable leadership means good care, says managers' union

MiP comments on the report into Liverpool Community Health Trust

'A positive workplace culture means good care for patients and service users. As the union for NHS managers we are committed to help the trust do things differently.'

Tue 08 Mar 2016


Pay award fails to value NHS staff, says managers' union

MiP responds to today's report from the NHS pay review body

The award of 1% from 1 April 2016 fails to make up for years of pay restraint, loss of real term earnings and higher pension contributions.

Fri 19 Feb 2016


Share responsibility for change with staff and the public, urges NHS managers’ union

MiP responds to the Shared Delivery Plan: 2015 - 2020, published today by England's Department of Health

‘England’s fragmented system has understandably taken time to get its act together. But it must now play catch up on workforce. Even now no national body has a director for NHS workforce. What does that say?’

Thu 11 Feb 2016


Huge mistake to impose contract on junior doctors, warns managers' union

MiP responds to today's government announcement

'Imposition of the contract will damage the vital good will of junior doctors, long after the eventual end of this dispute. The government's approach also poisons the well of generally good industrial relations across all NHS staff groups.'

Fri 05 Feb 2016


Carter report is not the last word on NHS costs or funding, says MiP

The union for senior healthcare managers responds to the final report of the Carter Review

MiP welcomes the report but warns it will not bridge the gap in health and care funding. The union also expresses fears that the review may lead to a loss of valuable management skills and capacity, precisely when they are needed to deliver efficiency.

Wed 25 Nov 2015


False economies define spending review

Commenting on the Spending Review, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said

'Ministers have created a false division between direct patient care and other NHS functions. NHS services are delivered by one team working together – frontline services depend on back office staff to deliver safe and effective patient care. Kick the back office and the frontline gets bruised.'

Wed 03 Jun 2015


Playing politics with headlines about executive pay just adds to the problem

MiP chief executive Jon Restell responds to the Secretary of State's letter on executive pay

‘Stable, well-motivated leadership is critical for safe, effective patient care. Yesterday’s letter, particularly its tone, does nothing to encourage hospital bosses. Our members will not be interested in merely pumping up another political football.’

Mon 20 Apr 2015


Top pay in the NHS in England – the facts

MiP chief executive Jon Restell debunks the myths in today’s Daily Mail

'The Daily Mail campaign fails to highlight the main problem with NHS boardroom pay, which is the 20% vacancy rate in important jobs on hospital boards and the widespread use of expensive interim managers to plug gaps.'

Tue 03 Mar 2015


MiP members overwhelmingly reject government pay offer

MiP calls on the government to think again and show respect for the valuable work done by managers

MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: 'We call on the government to value managers and amend its offer at this late stage to pay managers fairly and consistently with other NHS staff. Our members keep the show on the road for staff and patients in a complex and demanding walk of life. They deserve respect through a fair pay settlement.'

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