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