Medical managers have warmly welcomed David Cameron’s claim that a Tory-led NHS would see nurses become more involved in management.
Speaking at the Royal College of Pathologists, Mr Cameron claimed he would “put healthcare professionals in charge of delivering patient care” so the NHS could respond more effectively to the needs of the public, and of doctors and nurses.
The proposals were welcomed by the British Association of Medical Managers (BAMM), with chief executive Professor Jenny Simpson OBE saying they could make a real difference.
“BAMM welcomes David Cameron’s proposals for a focus on public health, cutting administrative costs and development of provision in both primary and secondary care.
“Each of Mr Cameron’s strategies will require increasing involvement of clinicians in management - it is only clinicians who can really make resource decisions safely.”