King’s Fund urges politicians to review plan to cut NHS managerial posts

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 18 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3068
  1. Sally Carter
  1. 1BMJ

The government should revisit its plan to impose a 45% cut in NHS management posts, says a report by the healthcare think tank the King’s Fund.

The report points out that, despite no assessment of the future needs of the NHS having been made, the coalition government plans a 45% cut in the number of NHS management posts and a 33% cut in administration costs. It says that “a more sophisticated approach to the reduction in both is needed.”

Valuing the role of management in the NHS is more important than ever, says the report, but a new style of leadership is needed to …

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