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Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, MiP’s members include managers working for the six health and social care trusts, plus the many charities and private companies providing health and care services. 

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Under Northern Ireland’s NHS structure, the six trusts manage social care as well as delivering primary care and acute hospitals – commissioning social care day centres, domestic support and residential places from local charities and private sector providers. MiP serves all the eligible staff of these organisations who are employed on health contracts, including members of the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS); those employed on social care contracts are represented by our partner union UNISON.

Outside the NHS and NICS, MiP also serves the Northern Ireland-based staff of health charities and private health providers.

Our Northern Ireland-based members are provided with individual and collective representation by a dedicated, full-time national officer with deep expertise in Northern Ireland’s legal system, organisational structures, working cultures and policy frameworks.

Within MiP’s management structures, Northern Ireland’s members are represented by a designated member of the national committee. These elected volunteers ensure that Northern Ireland members’ views are recognised in regional and national union policies; oversee the improvement of MiP’s services within the country; and help direct the national union’s development. If you might be interested in standing for election onto this key committee, you can find more information on our governance page.

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Managers face an unenviable task in balancing financial targets against their duty of care to patients. But just how clear are our statutory responsibilities?

22 September 2017 | By Jon Restell
Leading Edge
Our members in Northern Ireland and Scotland are represented by Claire Pullar, whose profile page also presents relevant news and information
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