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NEWS: More doctors and nurses to become leaders of the future

Health Secretary wants more doctors and nurses to occupy positions at the most senior levels of NHS.

"Speaking at the NHS Providers annual conference, the Health Secretary announced new measures to bring in the sharpest graduates and aspiring leaders and turn them into chief executives of the same standard as the best in the NHS and the private sector.

Mr Hunt acknowledged the challenges hospital leaders face, saying that running a hospital is one of the most difficult jobs in Britain today.

As the world’s fifth largest employer, the NHS needs to get better at attracting and retaining the best leaders and at investing in talent in the same way that large private sector companies do.

Measures announced today include:

  • an ambition to recruit up to 1,000 of the UK’s brightest graduates by expanding the NHS graduate scheme
  • working with Britain’s top universities to develop a new NHS-approved Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • a fast-track programme for doctors and nurses to become future NHS leaders"

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