More jobs for managers, but fewer for the nurses

Madeleine Brindley, Western Mail, November 13, 2010 The number of managers in the Welsh NHS has soared as the nursing workforce has shrunk, according to figures released by the Conservatives yesterday. Figures obtained by shadow health minister Andrew RT Davies revealed the number of managers has risen by a staggering 20% since 2005. In the same period, there has been a 24% reduction in the absolute number of nurses, midwives and health visitors working on Welsh hospital wards and in the community. The figures come at a time of concern in the public sector about the scale of government cuts, and amid warnings ... More