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Image caption There are about 3,600 more management staff in NHS trusts than in 2013Hospitals in England have recruited managers at a higher rate than doctors and nurses, BBC analysis of official figures reveals.
Since 2013, an additional 3,600 managers started at NHS trusts compared with 8,300 more doctors and 7,000 more nurses.
It means management increased by 16% while the number of doctors and nurses increased by 8% and 2% respectively.
NHS Improvement said there were still "too few" managers.
However the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has described the figures as "galling" and said a failure to train enough nurses had contributed to a "shortage".
Hospitals in England have been coming under increasing pressure as the number people of seeking care has risen steadily.
In March A&E waiting times reached their highest ever levels.
The BBC England Data Unit analysed figures collected by NHS Digital. The showed that between December 2013 and December 2..