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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.


Fri 25 Nov 2016


Swindells: managers need to be “brilliant”

MiP Conference 2016: Matthew Swindells, national director for operations and information at NHS England, told conference that NHS managers need to be “strong, resilient and brilliant” to meet the challenges posed by the Five Year Forward View

In his keynote speech to MiP conference on 23 November, Swindells said the NHS had made “spectacular” progress in the last three decades and was doing “fantastic work every day”, although he acknowledged life was particularly tough life for NHS managers at the moment.

Thu 24 Nov 2016


What’s happening to redundancy payments in the NHS?

Less than two years after new redundancy terms were agreed for the NHS, the Treasury has forced unions and employers back to the negotiating table. Craig Ryan brings you up to speed on the government’s plans – and what might happen next.

If they cannot be improved through negotiation, the Treasury’s proposals could mean substantial cuts in redundancy entitlements for many MiP members. However, for higher-paid members or those with long service, the proposed £95k cap may have the bigger impact.

Fri 11 Nov 2016


The Sharp End: the government must commit to its own STP agenda

To get your views out there, MiP is working with its members to have your stories from the NHS frontline published in the media. This one appeared in the Guardian. Could you help produce the next?

Bringing together health and social care is crucial to sorting out the problems in the NHS, and could unlock all sorts of benefits for patients. But the government needs to provide more clarity about how they’re going to work – then demonstrate commitment to its own strategy.

Thu 03 Nov 2016

 Dr Martin Read

MiP gives evidence to Senior Salaries Review Body

MiP urges a repeat of last year's well received cash award for executive and senior managers in NHS England, Health Education England and other arms-length NHS bodies.

In its evidence for the SSRB's 2017 report, MiP also calls for a comprehensive leadership and workforce strategy for arms-length bodies and wide-ranging talks about extending the remit of the review body.

Thu 03 Nov 2016

 Our health heroes

Vote for your Health Hero

The regional finalists have been announced. Now it's your turn to vote for the operational services worker of the year and the clinical support worker of the year.

The 24 regional finalists in this year’s Our Health Hero awards have been named and you can support these unsung heroes of the NHS by taking part in the public vote for the winners.

Wed 26 Oct 2016


Election of the FDA General Secretary

UK legislation requires that a trade union should elect its General Secretary at least once every five years.

Dave Penman was elected to become General Secretary of the FDA on 2 May 2012 and the union is required by law to ensure that an election is concluded no later than 2 May 2017.

Mon 10 Oct 2016

 link member course

Link members: be part of something bigger

Read on for more details on how to get more involved with MiP

MiP's Link Member training will help you to use your skills to resolve disputes, support your colleagues at work and boost the union's membership.

Fri 09 Sep 2016


Unions and employers renew NHS partnership agreement

The Social Partnership Forum has published a "refreshed" partnership agreement, which set out how the partners will work together to tackle the biggest challenges facing the NHS

Under the agreement, NHS England, Health Education England and NHS Improvement have now joined the SPF, which brings together employers and trade unions in the NHS in England

Wed 17 Aug 2016

 health heroes

Who’s your Health Hero?

Show your appreciation for hardworking support staff in the NHS

Do you know someone in your organisation who takes special pride in their work, however tough things get? This is your chance to nominate them for a Health Heroes award.

Wed 04 May 2016

 Polling station

All change please!

Ahead of the elections on 5 May, we asked three local journalists to give us the low-down on the big issues for the NHS in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The UK’s four health services may be going their separate ways, but change is a constant everywhere.

Sun 24 Apr 2016


Candidates asked to pledge on the future of the NHS in Scotland

MiP members contribute to the health and care debate in the Scottish Parliament election

'Our members have seen the increasing difficulties that NHS Scotland has had in meeting the Scottish peoples' aspirations for a first class NHS given the available budget. With an ageing population, rising drug and technology costs, and the legitimate rise in public expectation of quality care, this cannot and should not continue.'

Thu 21 Apr 2016

 Simon Stevens

Leading the NHS through an 'existential crisis'

Simon Stevens talks to MiP's Alison Moore about funding, reshaping health and social care for the 21st century and his personal crusade against obesity.

When Simon Stevens returned from America to lead NHS England two years ago, many managers saw him as someone who understood the NHS and could lead it through choppy waters. Two years on, those choppy waters have been whipped up by a force ten storm

Fri 15 Apr 2016


Courses for MiP members

Information about events in April, May and June delivered in partnership with FDA Learn

Our programme includes short courses on effective networking, storytelling, personal impact and using data

Mon 21 Mar 2016


Help us tell your story

We need your views on how to improve our communications

MiP's chief executive Jon Restell asks members to help shape our communications reforms: what's most important to you, and how would you like to receive info from MiP?

Wed 09 Mar 2016


NHS Pay Award 2016-17

Further information and links for members about yesterday's announcement

The NHS Pay Review Body has recommended a 1% consolidated pay rise for all staff across the UK. In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland the governments have accepted this recommendation. The pay award will be made from 1 April 2016.

Tue 08 Mar 2016


Happy International Women's Day!

MiP celebrates IWD and women in the NHS

Women are the lion's share of the NHS workforce and 60% of its managers. They need a better deal.

Fri 12 Feb 2016

 fda logo

FDA executive committee and president elections 2016

Information about nominations and deadline of 11 March 2016

Managers in Partnership (MiP) is a section of FDA (as well as a national branch of UNISON). MiP members are entitled to stand and vote in elections for FDA's president and executive committee, on which MiP has four seats.

Fri 12 Feb 2016

 scottish flag

What should managers ask politicians in May?

MiP members in Scotland are preparing for the Holyrood election

Don't miss your opportunity to shape the union's contribution to the key debates about health and care and NHS managers.

Fri 12 Feb 2016


Pensions seminars: Aberdeen (16 Feb) and Edinburgh (17 Feb)

Three seminars for members and non-members

MiP's link members in NHS Grampian and NHS National Services Scotland have arranged seminars about changes to NHS pensions and how these will affect you.

Tue 09 Feb 2016

 heart unions

Show everyone what trade unions mean to you

MiP is encouraging members to get stuck into #heartunions week, 8 - 14 February throughout the UK

Senior managers in health and care value their own trade union membership and the positive role trade unions play in the workplace for the benefit of patient care.

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