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I read with great interest, the article by Stephen Black and also the
Governement action plan. With the current economic climate, spending cuts
have become part of daily life.Bureaucracy has been the focus of interest
in this scenario. Hence NHS Managers and even the Audit commission have
been included as part of this review process.
Though historically Doctors havent been given the time or had the pleasure
of getting training as managers, during the last decade, Senior NHS
Doctors have been more interested in taking up this position, in addition
to their clinical committment.Senior Registrars have taken up keen
interest in getting ourselves lined up for the required training so that
time and energy could be devoted in future.
I sincerely feel that GPs and Hospital Doctors, who better know the local
health needs, could be trusted as NHS managers. Nevertheless, trained
managers(Professional)would be essential as efficient guiding person to
get the best management.
Thanks very much.