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NHS bosses 'got £166m in bonuses'

This Is Local London: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was accused of giving money to senior NHS managers rather than frontline staff Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was accused of giving money to senior NHS managers rather than frontline staff

Senior NHS managers received £166million in bonuses and other extras last year, it has been reported.

This is up 36% from £122million the year before, according to figures seen by the Daily Mirror.

10,000 NHS managers pocketed an average of £6,596 on top of their basic salary of £78,000 in the last 12 months - up 41% on the year before.

The figures, from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, show 25,000 got an extra £3,956 each, a 35% rise on top of their £49,000 salaries, the Mirror reported.

The Department of Health (DoH) told the newspaper that non-basic pay included "a whole category of payments, such as overtime, redundancy, bonuses and clinical excellence awards".

It said some of the 36% rise would have been in payoffs for axed posts.

A DoH spokesman said: "Managers' pay should be subject to greater restraint than frontline staff. We are working with NHS England to make sure this happens."

Jon Skewes, of the Royal College of Midwives, told the Mirror: "This is a slap in the face to midwives and maternity support workers.

"Enough is enough.

"These figures show Jeremy Hunt has given above and beyond to senior NHS managers and taken away from midwives and other overstretched frontline staff.

"He could have used this money to pay midwives a fair increase but instead he gave it to top managers."

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10:44am Sat 17 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

Jeremy hunt or jeremy *unt.

Hunt is related to Sir Oswald Mosley and the present Queen, Elizabeth II.

says it all.
Jeremy hunt or jeremy *unt. Hunt is related to Sir Oswald Mosley and the present Queen, Elizabeth II.[7] says it all. white rabbit9
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11:24am Sat 17 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Jeremy hunt or jeremy *unt.

Hunt is related to Sir Oswald Mosley and the present Queen, Elizabeth II.

says it all.
Now now ! comments like that are only from people like me?
What the issue is here is bonuses in a Health Service run by the public sector, paid for on the backs of the rank and file.
£166 Million.......I think it is time for another tablet and a glass of wine...I am not quite sure if we are living in a real world....Just say that again slowly...One Hundred And Sixty Six Million Pounds In Bonuses....
AVPG:
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Jeremy hunt or jeremy *unt. Hunt is related to Sir Oswald Mosley and the present Queen, Elizabeth II.[7] says it all.[/p][/quote]Now now ! comments like that are only from people like me? What the issue is here is bonuses in a Health Service run by the public sector, paid for on the backs of the rank and file. £166 Million.......I think it is time for another tablet and a glass of wine...I am not quite sure if we are living in a real world....Just say that again slowly...One Hundred And Sixty Six Million Pounds In Bonuses.... AVPG: A Very Private Gentleman
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11:51am Sat 17 May 14

mbr1955 says...

Two words: Absolutely Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!
!! We are loosing hospital places. Nurses and Midwives having to do more work because they are being asked to travel and nurse instead of nursing. An in our area we have doctors surgeries closing down, one doctor serving 8000 patients, the list goes on. I hope these people who are getting bonus' by the ton and indeed Mr Hunt and his family, never have cause to use the NHS like us normal people do, they would then see what is actually going on in the NHS. Although on second thoughts perhaps it would be a good thing, what does everyone else think. !!!! ?????
Two words: Absolutely Disgusting!!!!!!!!!! !! We are loosing hospital places. Nurses and Midwives having to do more work because they are being asked to travel and nurse instead of nursing. An in our area we have doctors surgeries closing down, one doctor serving 8000 patients, the list goes on. I hope these people who are getting bonus' by the ton and indeed Mr Hunt and his family, never have cause to use the NHS like us normal people do, they would then see what is actually going on in the NHS. Although on second thoughts perhaps it would be a good thing, what does everyone else think. !!!! ????? mbr1955
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12:28pm Sat 17 May 14

welshmen says...

A better way to run our NHS: have a read and comment...

The creation of the National Health Service and benefits system was one of the great humanitarian achievements of our time. Freeing millions from fear of sickness and poverty, it is the living embodiment of the nationalist view of the Nation as an extended family, whose members have a duty to help members of the family who, through no fault of their own, are in need.

Unfortunately, the NHS is now under relentless attack from an unholy alliance of greedy corporations cherry-picking the opportunities to turn public service into private profit, and Frankfurt School Marxists who want to destroy much-loved national institutions in order to undermine the ‘false consciousness’ of working class patriotism that stands in the way of their plans for World Revolution.

The British National Party stands for the restoration of a properly-funded National Health Service and benefits system for everyone whose families have paid in to the system or who are both British citizens and genuinely unable to contribute or work through no fault of their own. Those who would sponge on the majority need a reality check and an unavoidable appointment with Dr. Work!

Cut bureaucracy, not nurses’ jobs and hospitals. Leave GPs to see patients, not manage budget sheets.

There is a growing challenge of deciding how far to take ever more expensive ways to treat the terminally ill. There is a point at which medical technology outstrips both the reasonable ability of society as a whole to pay for it and compassionate common sense. It is not for politicians to play God, so we would encourage an extended and inclusive national debate, followed by popular referenda to set overall policy objectives. - Stop and reverse the privatisation of the NHS. It’s about health, not wealth...

- Put hospitals under the control of senior nursing staff, not bureaucrats
- Boost the pay of skilled nurses and peg the excessive earnings of many doctors
- Invest heavily in improving public health and other preventative measures
- Only those whose families have paid in should be able to benefit from publicly-funded health care; it’s not the International Health Service!....
A better way to run our NHS: have a read and comment... The creation of the National Health Service and benefits system was one of the great humanitarian achievements of our time. Freeing millions from fear of sickness and poverty, it is the living embodiment of the nationalist view of the Nation as an extended family, whose members have a duty to help members of the family who, through no fault of their own, are in need. Unfortunately, the NHS is now under relentless attack from an unholy alliance of greedy corporations cherry-picking the opportunities to turn public service into private profit, and Frankfurt School Marxists who want to destroy much-loved national institutions in order to undermine the ‘false consciousness’ of working class patriotism that stands in the way of their plans for World Revolution. The British National Party stands for the restoration of a properly-funded National Health Service and benefits system for everyone whose families have paid in to the system or who are both British citizens and genuinely unable to contribute or work through no fault of their own. Those who would sponge on the majority need a reality check and an unavoidable appointment with Dr. Work! Cut bureaucracy, not nurses’ jobs and hospitals. Leave GPs to see patients, not manage budget sheets. There is a growing challenge of deciding how far to take ever more expensive ways to treat the terminally ill. There is a point at which medical technology outstrips both the reasonable ability of society as a whole to pay for it and compassionate common sense. It is not for politicians to play God, so we would encourage an extended and inclusive national debate, followed by popular referenda to set overall policy objectives. - Stop and reverse the privatisation of the NHS. It’s about health, not wealth... - Put hospitals under the control of senior nursing staff, not bureaucrats - Boost the pay of skilled nurses and peg the excessive earnings of many doctors - Invest heavily in improving public health and other preventative measures - Only those whose families have paid in should be able to benefit from publicly-funded health care; it’s not the International Health Service!.... welshmen
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7:18pm Sat 17 May 14

varteg1 says...

Bonus..... and additional payment made because a company...COMPANY...
. not a service... has made a surplus in profit over the forecasted end of year result, or when an employee makes a suggestion that returns a substantial saving in some way.

As the NHS is a not for profit organisation, where savings made due to efficiency or a drop in expected health problems should be, automatically, returned into the service to help reduce overall costs.

Therefore the word bonus, never mind the fact, should not even exist in the NHS.
Bonus..... and additional payment made because a company...COMPANY... . not a service... has made a surplus in profit over the forecasted end of year result, or when an employee makes a suggestion that returns a substantial saving in some way. As the NHS is a not for profit organisation, where savings made due to efficiency or a drop in expected health problems should be, automatically, returned into the service to help reduce overall costs. Therefore the word bonus, never mind the fact, should not even exist in the NHS. varteg1
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