Publication - Statistics publication

25% Reduction in Senior Management Posts Target – National Progress Towards 25% Reduction as at 31st March 2012

Published: 28 Aug 2012
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781782560227

The tables contained within the publication show the number of senior managers in post as at 31st March each year and the national reduction since March 2010. These statistics are based on management information provided by NHS Boards to the Scottish Government.

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Contents
25% Reduction in Senior Management Posts Target – National Progress Towards 25% Reduction as at 31st March 2012
2. Main Findings

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2. Main Findings

The main findings for year 2 of the target (financial year 2011/12) are:

  • The overall reduction in senior management between March 2011 and March 2012 has been 105.1 wte, a drop of 8.7%.
  • Reduction in territorial boards was 81.3 wte, a drop of 8.0%.
  • Reduction in special boards was 23.8 wte, a drop of 12.0%.

The main findings for the first two years of the target (financial year 2010/11 and 2011/12) are:

  • The overall reduction in senior management between March 2010 and March 2012 has been 212.4 wte, a drop of 16.1%.

Table 1. Senior Management 1,2 Reduction (WTE) - Progress over Year 2 As At 31st March 2012 and Overall 3

Board Baseline 31-Mar-10 Year 1 Year 2 Overall 3
31-Mar-11 31-Mar-12 Change % Change %
NHS Scotland 1,318.8 1,211.5 1,106.5 -105.1 -8.7% -212.4 -16.1%
Territorial Board 1,102.8 1,013.9 932.6 -81.3 -8.0% -170.2 -15.4%
Special Board 216.0 197.6 173.9 -23.8 -12.0% -42.2 -19.5%

Source - NHS Board data.

1. In order to make the national target more consistent, NHS Boards were given the opportunity to exclude clinical staff on executive and senior management pay grades, but include administrative posts on AfC Band 8a and above that they would class as part of the senior managers.
2. These figures are not comparable to the Management (non AfC) figures in the National Statistics publication or the Workforce Projections publication. The definition used in the target allows the exclusion of clinically orientated staff from the Management (non AfC) group and the inclusion of some AfC Band 8a and above Administration staff.
3. Change between 31 March 2010 and 31 March 2012.


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