Service Commissioners & Managers
Many of MiP’s members work as commissioning or service managers – planning, organising and delivering health and care services within the NHS, the private sector and charities.
Working for employers including NHS trusts and boards, CCGs, CSUs, registered care homes and private health providers, our members plan, commission and run a huge range of services, from primary care through hospital units to local authority-commissioned social care. Their roles include strategic, general, clinical, risk and programme management, clinical governance and business development.
The nature of employers changes around the country – with NHS trusts, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and commissioning support units (CSUs) in England; 14 health boards in Scotland and seven in Wales; and six health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland. The role of private and voluntary sector health and care providers also varies between the UK’s constituent nations. But in each area, our dedicated national officer has the contacts, knowledge and expertise to represent those people who commission, oversee and manage health and care delivery.
Many of our members are non-clinicians: we are the only union dedicated to working for managers employed in health and social care. But we also have many senior clinicians amongst our members; clinical staff who’ve moved into management jobs often join MiP whilst retaining membership of their specialist clinical union, providing support and protection across their professional roles.