EMPLOYMENT Job satisfaction for NHS chiefs

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Health service chief executives often work a 12-hour day and most find their job stimulating and enjoyable, a report said yesterday.

A survey of nearly 1,700 senior health managers showed that chief executives worked an average of 57 hours a week, with more than half exceeding 60 hours.

The report from the NHS Confederation, which represents NHS trusts and health authorities, said 81 per cent of managers found their work enjoyable, despite the fact that 72 per cent found aspects of their job stressful.