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Hospital/health service manager
Between 2006 and 2009, 0.5% of employed doctoral graduates, or 75 employed doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as health service or hospital managers six months after graduation.
Doctoral level health service managers are found in the ‘other common doctoral occupations' doctoral occupational cluster.
A health service manager is responsible for the provision and commissioning of local health care through the management of hospital, general practitioner (GP) and community health services. Managers liaise with clinical and non-clinical staff and staff in partner organisations, whilst considering the demands of political policy and local circumstances.
There is a huge range of managerial roles within health services, including those in finance, human resources (HR), clinical management, staff management, project management and procurement, information management, facilities management, and operational management.
Most jobs are in NHS settings, with opportunities also increasing in the private health care sector.
Proposed changes in healthcare provision may change some aspects of these roles considerably in years to come.