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Health Services & Public Health Managers & Directors

Managers and directors in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of health care providers and purchasers at both district and unit levels.

Tasks

  • Implements policies of the board, ensures statutory procedures are followed, with particular emphasis on patient safety and the management of risk
  • Liaises with health care professionals to determine short and long-term needs and how to meet these objectives within budgetary constraints
  • Oversees the day-to-day management of the unit or service and provides leadership to staff
  • Uses statistical information to monitor performance and assist with planning
  • Negotiates and manages contracts with providers and purchasers of health care services
  • Manages staff, including recruitment, appraisal and development
  • Monitors and reports upon the effectiveness of services with a view to improving the efficiency of health care provision
  • Coordinates the promotion of public health and wellbeing in the actions and policies of public agencies and their social partners
  • Monitors and reports upon the state of public health and wellbeing.

Entry Requirements

Entrants require a degree or equivalent qualification, a professional qualification and/or relevant experience. Off- and on-the-job training is provided through management training schemes. The nature of schemes varies between regions and occupational areas.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £52,000 per annum and can progress up to £73,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 6,558 employed Health Services & Public Health Managers & Directors in the region.

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Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/