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Health Service Manager

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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 £23,356 a year. Health service managers are paid on the NHS Agenda for Change, typically starting at Band 6, £27,635 to £37,000 a year, rising to Band 8c, £58,948 to £72,675 a year with further training and experience. The current pay scales are from April 2018.

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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
4907
2.1 %
RISE
2023
5009
  United Kingdom
2018
51393
2.4 %
RISE
2023
52613

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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. For 2018, both routes are running. Check the website for further details and when the next intake is open.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Healthcare Management
Tel: 0207 182 4066
E-mail: contact@ihm.org.uk
Website: http://www.ihm.org.uk/
Twitter: @IHM_tweets

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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