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Health services and public health managers and directors

£10,920 Average salary at age 20
£57,200 Average Salary
39 Average hours per week


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.

Main 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.


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 Health services and public health managers and directors studied in higher education

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What Health services and public health managers and directors studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences3
(L4) Social policy10
(B2) Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy3
(A9) Others in medicine & dentistry2
(B3) Complementary medicines, therapies & well-being1
(C1) Biology4
(C8) Psychology14
(V3) History by topic1
(C5) Microbiology1
(A3) Clinical medicine1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry2
(A1) Pre-clinical medicine1
(L2) Politics1
(B7) Nursing15
(M1) Law by area2
(M2) Law by topic2
(B8) Medical technology2
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine8
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology4
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics1
(B4) Nutrition1
(N1) Business studies1
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work5
(C6) Sport & exercise science2
(N2) Management studies5
(V1) History by period3
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

61000 Workforce Size
6.20% Predicted growth 2022 - 2027
12149 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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