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NHS Managers

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many managers were employed in the NHS in England on 1 April (a) 1997 and (b) 2006. (65309)

In the same period, the national health service budget has grown from £33 billion in 1996-97 to £77.8 billion in 2005-06; and the number of staff has increased by over 300,000. Managers make up less than 3 per cent. of the NHS work force.