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Health service manager hits back at MPs calls for more sackings in the NHS

ACCA's health spokesman has hit back at suggestions that more NHS managers should be sacked if their authoritiesget into financial difficulties.

Responding to calls by the Commons Public Accounts Committee that financial management in the NHS needs to be tightened up, Tom Jones, director of consultants MJM Healthcare Solutions, said: ‘It’s better to support than sack them.

‘The more important and much more constructive model is to make sure mechanisms are in place to support chief executives.’

Jones said there was more room in the health service to make efficiencies but said it would require massive investment in information systems.

Returning to the threat facing senior health service managers he said: ‘To have this sword of Damocles hanging over them is not a very good idea.

‘What you have to ask is is this motivating?’

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