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  • ‘I know my place’: Hospital middle managers have their say

    Posted on 22 Jan 2014 in Staff College News

    New research into the role of hospital middle managers contradicts many of the negative stereotypes and highlights their value to clinical and organisational outcomes. Middle managers are under pressure from a growing drive for change. They often have a negative stereotype and when things go wrong they get the blame.

    More than 1,200 managers in six acute trusts were involved in the National Institute for Health Research’s study over three years, through interviews, focus groups and a survey with 600 responses. The aim of the project was to find out what middle managers really do. Our findings contradict the stereotype of “pen pushers and bureaucrats”.

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