U.K. Watch: Increase in Health Managers Outpaces…Doctors and Nurses

March 26, 2010

Great Britain is keeping the Special Relationship extra special by continuing to provide us with regular examples of how not to manage our health care – examples which we happily ignore.

Apparently, the last decade has seen the number of NHS managers grow at twice the rate of clinicians:

In the last decade the number of managers has increased by 84 per cent to reach 44,660.

This is an average increase of 6.3 per cent per year.

In comparison the number of clinical staff has risen by a third in a decade with an average annual rise of just three per cent.

The good news is that doctors and nurses still outnumber the paper stampers – for the moment.

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Jon David Kahn “American Heart”