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Ep 39. What makes a good NHS manager?

In Episode 39 of the National Health Executive podcast, we were joined by Anthony Painter, who is the director of policy at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), to discuss all things management within the UK health sector and NHS.


During the podcast, Anthony shared some of the recent research CMI conducted in partnership with the Social Market Foundation, which centred around the state of management and leadership within the NHS.

Anthony said: “One thing that was found [in the report] was that 27% of managers in the NHS think that the leadership in their organisation is not effective.

This is obviously very worrying, according to Anthony – especially because “research shows that, if you have above average leadership and management in your organisation, you’re far more likely, or three times more likely, to be a highly performing NHS organisation than if you have a less than average level”.

Anthony also discusses some of the calls for regulation of managers within the NHS, what makes a good NHS manager, and how senior leaders can go about recruiting the right way.

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