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Tories pledge to slash number of NHS managers to fund health spending

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: (Published 12 June 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q1297
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The Conservative Party has said that it will slash the amount of money currently spent on NHS management to fund a package of health pledges in its 2024 general election manifesto.

The manifesto,1 published on 11 June, commits to providing £6.6bn for the NHS alongside £7.5bn for adult social care for the next three years.

The party said that its health policies would be funded by cutting £550m by employing 5500 fewer managers, while saving £640m from management consultancy spending within government.

Key commitments include previously announced pledges to build capacity in the community, including building 100 new general practices in England …

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