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NHS bureaucrats on the rise as nursing numbers fall

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE number of bureaucrats hired by the NHS has soared, while the number of nurses fell, official figures show.

The statistics show a 7 per cent rise in the number of senior managers on the NHS payroll in one year, at a time of growing nurse shortages.

The total number of managers rose to 32,000, the statistics show, a rise of almost one quarter in four years.

The sharpest rise was among senior managers, whose pay normally starts at £65,000 a year. The 7 per cent rise in one ye...