Professional registration for NHS managers signalled by long-term plan

Formal regulation of senior NHS managers could be introduced to improve their standing and help fill the most difficult jobs, according to the NHS long-term plan.

The delayed plan, published today, says the NHS will consider “the potential benefits and operation” of a professional registration scheme for “senior NHS leaders”.

The 136-page document said such a scheme would be similar to registration schemes used in other sectors of the economy and for NHS professionals such as nurses and doctors. It said such a scheme could boost the recognition of “the role of NHS management and help the NHS attract and retain the best people for the most challenging jobs”.

Full story on HSJ, 7 January 2019