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Health Service Manager

Health service manager in hospital corridor

Health service managers run National Health Service (NHS) trusts, hospitals, health centres and GP practices. They may organise services themselves, or 'buy in' services from other firms, making sure they get good quality and value for money.

The Work

You could be:

You might specialise in a particular area, or you might move from area to area during your career. The main specialisms include: finance, human resources, purchasing and supplies, facilities management, practice management, clinical management and information management.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates vary widely, depending on the health service department in which you work.

Trainees on the NHS Scotland General Management Training Scheme start at £29,965 a year. Health service managers are paid on the NHS Agenda for Change, typically starting at Band 6, £37,831 to £46,100 a year, rising to Band 8c, £79,466 to £85,181 a year with further training and experience. The current pay scales are from April 2023.

For those entering management from outside the NHS, salaries can vary according to previous experience and the level of responsibility of the post.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There is no single route to becoming a health service manager.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
4788
1.6 %
RISE
2029
4865
  United Kingdom
2024
67638
4.4 %
RISE
2029
70589

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The NHS Management Training Scheme is available in two routes – General and Financial. However, both routes might not be available each year. Find out more about the scheme from their website.

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Courtesy of NHS Graduate Scheme

 

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

NHS Scotland Graduate Management Training Scheme
E-mail: MTS.Enquiries@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Website: http://www.mts.scot.nhs.uk
Twitter: @NHS_Education
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NHSEducationforScotland

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