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NHS managers storm

The GPC has voiced concern that there are too many managers in the NHS.

The move follows the publication of Government statistics showing the number of managers now exceeds the number of clinical staff.

The vast majority of new managers are thought to be in primary care trusts.

GPC deputy-chair Dr Ham- ish Meldrum said he was concerned about the number of 'bad' managers who created work for GPs. 'We've always said there's not enough good management in the NHS and quite a few bad ones that make more work for clinicians than is efficient,' he added.

'We talk about the bureaucracy, and a lot of that comes from Government, but a lot of it also comes from managers that collect statistics.

'I would like to see more better managers.'

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