A health service manager is responsible for the strategic, financial and day-to-day running of hospital, general practitioner (GP) or community health services. Managers liaise with clinical and non-clinical staff and other partner organisations, while considering the demands of political policy and local circumstances.
There is a huge range of managerial roles within health services, including those in finance, human resources (HR), clinical management, staff management, project management and procurement, information management, facilities management, and operational management.
Most jobs are in National Health Service (NHS) settings, with opportunities also increasing in the private healthcare sector.
Managers in both the National Health Service (see NHS Careers ) and the private sector are required to manage the cost, delivery and quality of healthcare services.
Depending on the department and the specific nature of the role, tasks may involve:
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