The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme

In 1956, in the context of a growing focus on the administrative structure of the NHS, the first national administrative training scheme was inaugurated. Graduates were offered a 2-year intensive training programme.

The scheme would produce many of the NHS's senior leaders over the next few decades, including Sir David Nicholson and Simon Stevens.

Source(s)

Edwards B.
The National Health Service - A manager's tale: 1946-1992.
Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust; 1993.