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Private sector managers in the NHS

Friday, 15 March 2013


England's health secretary Jeremy Hunt is to open up senior NHS management places to talented executives from the private sector and charities, reports The Times (p11).

Hunt wants the managers to receive swift training for NHS jobs without having to work in the health service.

The changes would help to overcome the current "Catch-22" in NHS management, Hunt says.

Hunt is quoted as saying: "Really talented people can't get in because they don't have the expertise - and they can't get the expertise unless they can get in."

The proposals will form part of Hunt's response to the Francis report into failings at Mid Staffordshire hospital, where up to 1,200 patients are thought to have died because of poor care.

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