NHS management

This page outlines opportunities for working in NHS management, the skills you will need and how to maximise your chances of getting in.

What opportunities are there?

Managers in the NHS have a huge amount of responsibility, look after large numbers of staff and run services and departments within tight and accountable budgets. They often have to make difficult or unpopular decisions. Doctors who transfer from a clinical background to NHS management have practical experience of working in this setting and thus the benefit of credibility.  

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