Wed 25 Feb 2015


NHS staff survey gives warning over pay

The 2014 NHS staff survey results for England were published yesterday

MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: ‘The staff survey shows that despite the pressures building on everyone in the NHS, the level of support given to staff by line managers has improved. But it also shows a big drop in satisfaction with pay – a warning the Government should heed.’

Thu 04 Dec 2014


Health leaders call on politicians to treat NHS managers with respect

MiP and Health Service Journal challenge ‘scapegoating’ of NHS managers

Leading clinicians and patient campaigners have joined us to call for a change in attitude towards NHS managers during the run-up to the general election, claiming “unfair criticism is “damaging to the interests of patients.”

Mon 24 Nov 2014


Health workers start second week of action for fair pay

MiP and other NHS unions call on Hunt to treat NHS workers fairly

It’s not easy for NHS workers to take strike action – but it’s the only way to get our message across. The Government should listen to the independent pay review bodies and pay NHS staff a fair pay rise – they did it for other public service workers.

Wed 21 May 2014


Invest in skills of line managers to tackle poor performance

MiP welcomes the results of the King’s Fund 2014 survey of NHS leadership

‘The survey shows that we need to invest urgently in the skills of line managers so they can nip problems in the bud, embrace difficult conversations and challenge poor performance’ said MiP chief executive Jon Restell.

Wed 02 Apr 2014


Politicians should support the role of managers in the healthcare team

MiP responds to Andy Burnham’s comments about last year’s reorganisation in England

Responding to Andy Burnham's comments today about the cost of last year's restructure, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: 'Leadership and management is vital for high quality, safe patient care. Politicians should support the role of managers; managers are an essential part of the healthcare team caring for patients.'

Thu 13 Mar 2014


Pay freezes do not constitute a sustainable pay policy for the NHS

MiP comment on the Government’s response to the Pay Review Body recommendations.

Speaking after the Government's announcements on NHS pay, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: ‘MiP is angry that, yet again, the Government has chosen to ignore the evidence about NHS pay and the recommendations of the independent pay review bodies. This does not constitute a sustainable pay policy.’

Fri 14 Feb 2014


Stuart Rose can help promote great leadership in the NHS

MiP welcomes former chair of M&S as advisor on recruiting and retaining top talent

Speaking after the announcement that Stuart Rose will be advising on leadership in the NHS, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: 'Managers will welcome the oxygen of attention because they have a crucial role in great patient care. MiP would welcome the opportunity to meet and share our members' experiences with him.'

Wed 20 Nov 2013


We need to work together to ensure patient safety

MiP calls for effective staff engagement to ensure patient safety

Speaking after the Government published its response to the Francis Report, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: ‘The Government still places too much emphasis on policing behaviour after the event, rather than on what is needed to ensure the highest standards of patient safety and compassionate care are a matter of routine in all places of care at all times.’

Mon 12 Aug 2013


'Superheads' won't solve NHS performance problems

MiP warns against Jeremy Hunt's proposals to deal with failing hospitals

Responding to reports that the Health Secretary wants the NHS to introduce 'superheads', MiP chief executive Jon Restell told the Daily Telegraph: 'If I was on the board of a struggling organisation, I might not be happy to take on a chief executive who was essentially doing the job on a part-time basis.'

Wed 31 Jul 2013


Proposals to recalculate value of public sector pensions unaffordable for NHS

MiP backs NHS Employers’ response to the Treasury’s draft valuation directions

‘The Treasury proposals unreasonably change the way in which public sector pension schemes are valued. They will lead to what NHS Employers have rightly described as ‘unexpected and unjustified’ outcomes for the NHS Pension Scheme,’ said MiP chief executive Jon Restell.

Thu 04 Jul 2013


Any manager worth her or his salt wants to be held to account

MiP responds to Government proposals for new criminal sanctions for failures in care

'Managers, clinicians and support staff deliver safe, compassionate and accountable care hundreds of thousands of times each day. MiP is ready to discuss anything that ensures managers are supported to maintain high standards of care in the face of rising demand and tightening budgets.' said MiP's Jon Restell

Thu 20 Jun 2013


Good managers doing good work will be distressed by actions of CQC

Jon Restell speaks up for good managers

Speaking on today's Jeremy Vine show, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said that the report of the actions by the CQC will be distressing for the thousands of good managers who are working hard to improve patient safety.

Tue 26 Mar 2013


What is needed is a sea change in management culture, not personnel

MiP comment on the Government’s response to the Francis Report

'The Government is right to want to build the capacity and diversity of our top leaders, but it should focus on freeing existing managers who have the skills, values and motivation to deliver change for patients. What is needed is a sea change in management culture, not personnel.'

Thu 14 Mar 2013


MiP condemns Government rejection of SSRB recommendations

Union responds to Prime Minister's announcement on very senior managers’ pay in England

MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: ‘We welcome the Senior Salaries Review Body’s recommendations for very senior managers in NHS bodies, but the Government's refusal to accept key elements is very disappointing. Fairness should be at the heart of any pay system.'

Thu 28 Feb 2013


MiP welcomes results of 2012 NHS staff survey

Survey shows important improvements, but also reveals areas of concern

'Given the turmoil in the NHS at the moment, the overall survey results are pretty good across a range of measures such as job satisfaction,' said MiP chief executive Jon Restell.

Wed 06 Feb 2013


Make Francis report the last of its kind

Managers’ union welcomes strong, comprehensive second report into the suffering at Mid Staffs

'We welcome this strong, comprehensive report that will resonate with MiP members in management throughout the NHS. The thrust of it reinforces the values of public service, compassion and care that lead people to work for the NHS.' said MiP chief executive Jon Restell.

Wed 05 Dec 2012


Chancellor accepts recommendations from Pay Review Bodies rejecting regional pay

MiP welcomed today’s Autumn statement in which the Chancellor dropped his proposals for local pay in the NHS in England.

‘This is good news for healthcare managers,’ said Jon Restell, MiP chief executive. ‘We told the pay review body that there is a national market for healthcare staff, including senior managers. So we’re pleased the Government is keeping the ‘N’ in NHS pay.’

Tue 09 Oct 2012


All healthcare professionals share responsibility for care standards, says MiP

MiP comments on Jeremy Hunt's speech to the Conservative Party conference today

Union welcomes new health secretary's focus on culture and quality of care, but warns that it would be a mistake to single out managers and ignore other healthcare professionals over care standards, that some services are undermanaged and that approaches to accountability must be fair and open

Tue 04 Sep 2012


MiP advises Jeremy Hunt to focus on quality and safety

As the new health secretary takes the reins, MiP says he should avoid new initiatives and concentrate on engaging with staff for the good of the NHS

Congratulating him on his appointment as health secretary, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: 'Like all new health secretaries, Jeremy Hunt must work hard to establish his credibility with NHS staff.' Click on headline for more.

Tue 08 May 2012


Reluctant but realistic: MiP announces pension ballot result

MiP members vote to accept the Government’s final offer for the new NHS Pension Scheme

Announcing the result of MiP's pension ballot, chief executive Jon Restell said: ‘In voting, MiP members were reluctant to accept the offer but realistic about the prospects of getting something better without sustained industrial action.’

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