Nine out of 10 requests to pay trust managers more than PM approved

  • May 24, 2017

Documents released by NHS Improvement under the Freedom of Information Act show that of 59 known requests to pay a manager more than £142,500 in 2016-17, only five were rejected. “The figures for salaries above £142,500 strongly suggest that the use of the prime minister’s salary as a benchmark has run its course. The burning priority must be recruiting and retaining board level people, especially in the most challenged providers. While we need a consistent and open senior pay framework, the NHS needs to be quicker to make offers, and it must bite the bullet and pay competitive salaries.