Thursday, 25 March 2010

NHS managers rise to nearly 45,000

The number of managers in the NHS in England rose by nearly 12% last year, to almost 45,000.

During the same period, the number of qualified nurses increased by less than 2%. The NHS in England now employs just over 1.43 million people - an increase of 4.6% on the previous year. After a period of record growth, the Department of Health plans to make cuts of £4.35bn a year. It added managers were still a fraction of the workforce.

NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson said the NHS had enjoyed record investment over the last decade. But he said the NHS was entering a period of less growth, with the service "focused on improving quality and productivity to release efficiency savings that can be re-invested back into the service".
Source: BBC.



Pity the number of nurses didn't rise by that amount too.

Nikita said...

I don't see a problem with this. It is obvious that an increase in management is required to identify why nurses are not doing their job properly.

The fact that further nurses could be employed instead of increased management, therefore nullifying the need for further management to be employed to see why they (the nurses) are not coping on chronically understaffed wards is totally irrelevant.

Can you not see this?