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‘Sack poor NHS managers’, says new government adviser

An MP who has just become a ministerial assistant in the Department of Health and Social Care has called for ‘underperforming’ NHS managers to be ‘sacked’, claiming some executives in the health service earn up to £500,000 per year.

James Sunderland, who was made a Department of Health and Social Care parliamentary private secretary just days ago, told a Conservative party conference fringe event that money spent on executives should be reinvested into the coal face.

Mr Sunderland, MP for Bracknell since 2019, also said the NHS is “better funded now than at any time in its history”.

He said: “The solution is not more money, it’s better managers. We need to get to grips with the senior management of the NHS. People not performing need to be sacked.

“We need to reinvest money spent on executives and management into the coalface. It’s about efficiency in how we do business.”

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Source: HSJ, 3 October 2022


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