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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

Fri 02 Nov 2012

  

2013 and all that

MiP's Jon Restell writes his weekly diary of news and comment

Trade unionists get better deals than lawyers because trade unionists can 'blag it' - which lawyers can't - and we can pull 'industrial levers'. My experience bears this out. Lawyers (who instinctively tend towards minimalism) often ask us: 'How on earth did you get that?'

Fri 26 Oct 2012

  

Tutu, turnaround and the Athenaeum

MiP's Jon Restell writes his weekly diary of news and comment

Scratch a manager and you often find a clinician who wanted to make even more of a difference or someone always devoted to helping people.

Wed 17 Oct 2012

  

A nice cup of tea

October 19 is national tea break day, which provides food for thought for MiP's Claire Pullar

Epilepsy Action is using national tea break day to promote awareness about its activities. Mention of tea breaks reminded me about the important role of the tea break for the healthcare team in years gone by. Maybe it's time to revive the practice.

Fri 28 Sep 2012

  

A novice at TUC

Andrew Cheesman, MiP committee member for Wales, gives his first impressions

As a relative late-comer to trade union activities, I felt a bit daunted at the prospect of attending the TUC on behalf of MiP. Yet it was something I very much wanted to experience. It didn't disappoint.

Wed 26 Sep 2012

  

In defence of the board ... and branding

Jon Restell on why the ins and outs of a single job in the new NHS commissioning board are not the end of the world

Job descriptions don't tell the whole story about a job, branding is a legitimate concern of any organisation - public sector or commercial - and why the NHS commissioning board needs critical friends, not non stop knocking. Click on the title for more.

Wed 29 Aug 2012

  

After the Euphoria – keep the momentum going

As we gear up for the Paralympics, MiP national committee member Robert Quick reflects on the lessons learned about promoting health and wellbeing at work

Many trusts in England participated in the DH Olympic Challenge. My own Trust received a Bronze Award for our work facilitating healthy activities – from Salsa to Bollywood, from cycling to walking. The Challenge highlighted the irrefutable logic of investing in the health and wellbeing of our workforce. Click through to read more.

Mon 23 Apr 2012

  

7 top tips for using twitter

Whether you are a frequent flyer or tweeting for the first time, check out Jon Restell's top tips

Getting your message across on twitter is an art. @Jon_Restell, an avid tweeter, shares the lessons he has learnt and offers some dos and don'ts to help you avoid pitfalls and keep your followers entertained.

Mon 12 Mar 2012

  

Towards a green NHS

Now’s the time to make your NHS organisation greener, says Stephen Heard, MiP national committee member and sustainability expert.

This is Climate Week, when we put the spotlight on sustainability. We are also gearing up for the first NHS Sustainability Day on 28 March. So here are some tips and links to help you get the sustainability show on the road.

Thu 08 Mar 2012

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Greetings on International Women's Day

Marisa Howes writes in celebration of women's achievements in the NHS, in the UK and throughout the world

On International Women's Day we celebrate the strength of women around the world and the achievements we have made in moving towards equality. We need to protect and build on those achievements.

Fri 17 Feb 2012

  

Too much water under the bridge?

Jon Restell's blog challenges the assumption that the Health and Social Care Bill is needed because it has already been implemented

Paralysis and lost people have not led to the collapse of the existing system in the NHS, and the new system is a million miles from coming into being. Let's focus on patient care and the best use of money

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