Hunt lures doctors into management roles with promise of training at Yale

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 01 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6486
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The UK government has announced a new fast track programme to encourage doctors into senior management roles in the NHS as part of a package of measures aimed at boosting clinical leadership.

It also plans to double the size of the NHS graduate management training scheme next year from 100 to 200 places (aiming to expand this eventually to 1000 places) and to work with leading British universities to develop a new NHS approved master of business administration (MBA) qualification.

Announcing the plans at the NHS Providers annual conference in Birmingham on 30 November England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said that the NHS would send 30 doctors and nurses to world leading universities as part of the new fast track development programme for clinicians entering management.

Hunt said that the new scheme would support …

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