Number of NHS managers rises by 84 per cent

The number of managers in the NHS has risen by 12 per cent in one year and 84 per cent in a decade, new figures revealed.

In 2009, the NHS employed 44,660 managers and senior managers – up 4,750 (12 per cent) since 2008. The figure represents an 84 per cent rise on the 20,370 employed in 1999.

The data, from the NHS Information Centre, showed NHS staff numbers reached 1,432,000 in 2009 – an increase of 63,300 (4.6 per cent) on 2008 and a 30 per cent rise since 1999. The number of GPs rose by 30 per cent since 1999.

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