NHS redundancies risk wasting management talent

Tue 23 May 2017

MiP chief executive Jon Restell has warned that the NHS will again lose valuable management talent in the latest round of reorganisation if it doesn’t find a better way to manage redeployment and redundancies across the system.

Commenting to the Health Service Journal on the release of papers from NHS Improvement’s leadership committee, he said: “Hospital mergers – and the creation of single management teams in CCGs – will create compulsory redundancies at board level. MiP believes national leadership bodies should become better at structured redeployment across the system. 

“Many members, particularly younger chief executives and directors, want to continue with careers in the NHS but find system attitudes have not moved on from earlier reorganisations. A more proactive, supportive approach would save money and retain skills in an area of staff shortage.”


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