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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.


Mon 17 Sep 2012


MiP welcomes 2012 NHS management trainees

Trainees can join MiP for just £10 per year. Read why this is an offer you should not refuse

MiP is here to support you as you embark on your NHS career. We provide expert support, advice and representation, as well as the opportunity to network with over 6,000 healthcare managers, from other trainees to chief executives. Click on the headline to find out more.

Mon 20 Aug 2012


Transition update:MiP response to Nicholson letter

News for MiP members in PCTs, SHAs and ALBs

Following David Nicholson's letter to NHS system leaders about the transfer of management responsibility, MiP has sought assurances that no decisions affecting the employment status of our members will be taken until these proposals have been discussed further. Click through for further details and more transition news.

Mon 20 Aug 2012


Transition update: MiP issues advice to members on Nicholson letter

News for MiP members in PCTs, SHAs and ALBs

MiP has issued guidance to members in response to David Nicholson's letter on transition. Click through to our members' area for the advice

Thu 09 Aug 2012


Supporting managers to keep the NHS on track

MiP annual conference, Birmingham ICC, Friday 23 November 2012

This year’s MiP national conference will focus on managers and what they need to survive the pressures they deal with to keep the NHS on track. It is free to attend for MiP members and CPD certified. Click through for more details and to register.

Thu 02 Aug 2012


Transition update: national policy on transfers agreed

News for MiP members in PCTs, SHAs and ALBs in England

The national policy on transfers for the restructuring generated by the Health and Social Care Act has now been agreed. Click through for further details.

Thu 05 Jul 2012


MiP consults members on proposals for Agenda for Change in England

NHS Employers put forward proposals for changes to the national Agenda for Change agreement.

MiP is consulting members about the proposed changes to Agenda for Change arrangements for pay progression and pay during sickness absence, and urges employers not to jeopardise these discussions by considering a regional approach.

Thu 05 Jul 2012


Government confirms extension of Fair Deal for public service pensions

Staff transferred to independent sector to be able to retain membership of the NHS pension scheme

Changes to the Fair Deal will be introduced ‘by the autumn’ to allow staff subject to compulsory transfer to independent healthcare organisations to retain their membership of the NHS pension scheme. Discussions about key aspects of the new pension scheme continue.

Tue 26 Jun 2012


Book now for MiP's popular masterclasses in July

Places available on MiP masterclasses on Storytelling for Leaders and Personal Impact: Stand and Deliver

Places are still available on these popular masterclasses on using storytelling to get your message across (2 July) and on using acting techniques to have a powerful impact on your audience (3 July). Attendance costs just £25, so click through for more details and to register.

Thu 21 Jun 2012


Transition update: gearing up for transfers

News for MiP members in PCTs, SHAs and ALBs in England

Urgent talks are taking place to finalise the national policy on transfers for the restructuring generated by the Health and Social Care Act. Click through for an update on the talks, policies and jobs.

Sat 02 Jun 2012


Transition update: crunch time for national policies

News for MiP members in PCTs, SHAs and ALBs in England

Key decisions on national HR transition policies must be taken by 15 June. We preview what's happening in a very complex and confusing scene

Mon 21 May 2012


NHS equality week spotlights good practice

NHS organisations in England show how they work to deliver services and create workplaces that are personal, fair and diverse

Welcoming the launch of the first NHS equality week, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said: ‘This is a great opportunity for the healthcare team to showcase the fantastic work being done to make sure our NHS is truly patient-centred and inclusive. And it's a timely reminder of the progress we've made in moving towards equality of opportunity for all employees.’

Fri 18 May 2012


Transition update: Health Education England and LETBs

News for MiP members in PCTs, SHAs and ALBs in England

The partnership working group discussing arrangements for the establishment and staffing of Health Education England and Local Education and Training Boards met today. Some progress has been made in identifying functions that will transfer, but progress on senior appointments is blocked until the chief executive is appointed

Fri 18 May 2012


Transition update: public health transfer to local government - pensions

News for MiP members working in public health in PCTs in England transferring to local government

The Department of Health and the Local Government Association have written to primary care trust chief executives to confirm that staff who have access to the NHS Pension Scheme on 31 March 2013 will retain access to the scheme on transfer to local authorities.

Wed 16 May 2012


Transition update: Commissioning support services

News for MiP members in PCTs, SHAs and ALBs in England

Deadline for limited ring fenced competition for 23 CSS managing directors extended to 18 May, and MiP has been given an assurance about the operation of a 'Chinese wall' with open recruitment process

Tue 15 May 2012


Stick with national pay for very senior managers, MiP tells review body

Union gives oral evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body

MiP members support national pay, as it maintains fairness and equality, and are concerned that local pay will cause too many problems for the NHS

Tue 15 May 2012

 Dave Penman

Dave Penman to take over as FDA General Secretary in the summer

FDA announces that Dave Penman will take over when Jonathan Baume retires later this year

MiP welcomes the appointment of Dave Penman, who has been elected unopposed to succeed Jonathan Baume as general secretary of FDA.

Fri 11 May 2012


Transition update: NHS Commissioning Board

News for MiP members in PCTs, SHAs and ALBs in England

The next batch of VSM jobs in the NHS Commissioning Board is set to be advertised by early June, with the MD of the NHS Leadership Academy likely next week.

Fri 04 May 2012


Don't forget to vote in MiP's pension ballot

MiP's pension ballot closes on Tuesday 8 May

There's still time to cast your vote online in MiP's ballot on the proposed new NHS pension scheme. The ballot closes on Tuesday 8 May. Your vote is important and MiP's national committee is asking for a big turnout to give them a clear mandate for their response to the proposals. Sorry but it is now too late to issue replacement ballot papers.

Fri 20 Apr 2012


FDA Executive chooses Dave Penman as its candidate for election as general secretary

Jonathan Baume writes to members with notice of election

The FDA Executive Committee has announced it has chosen Dave Penman as its candidate for election as general secretary to succeed Jonathan Baume, who is retiring in October. Click through for details of the process.

Mon 26 Mar 2012


Choice – Valueless without meaningful information

Patient Information Forum (PiF) Annual Conference 2012 - 1 May – Birmingham

Good communication is essentail in achieving a truly patient-centred health service. This conference brings together experts from across voluntary, NHS, commercial and academic sectors, and puts the patient view of information centre stage.

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