The Telegraph on line reports that Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester is to put doctors and nurses in charge of running the hospital!
The twenty-six departments are to be replaced by nine new ones. All new departments will have a medical consultant at the helm, supported by a nurse and a manager. The consultants will spend 80% of their time on medical duties and the remaining 20% running the department.
The University Hospital of South Manchester Trust has agreed a contract with Manchester Business School to provide the necessary management training for the docs.
Brilliant news and it appears that our coalition government are living up to their promises in "empowering professionals to deliver better outcomes for patients."
For the full story see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/7868571/Trailblazing-hospital-to-put-medics-in-charge.html