In the euphoria of the festive season, you might have missed it.
A telling report that the number of NHS managers earning more than £300,000 a year has doubled, with some pulling down a whopping £620,000.
Obscene amounts of money
Frankly, the idea that ANYONE earns more than a tenth of that is pretty disgusting. And yes, that includes the Prime Minister at £142,500.
Because none of these are your rank-and-file NHS do-ers. They’re not doctors or specialists either, not one of them is involved in the actual practice of making people well.
These are top-level “executives” brought in on the advice of “consultants” – and paid an outlandish fortune for “high calibre” expertise at short notice.
Unhealthy business practice
And “consultant” of course does not mean an expert in the medical sense – but a management consultant, whose only connection to anything vaguely medical might be a thing called a balance “sheet”.
Sad cases, these guys. Even on mega-buck salaries they can’t manage their own lives, often demanding even more.
Put that against nurses and midwives, who have yet to receive the 1% pay rise they were hoping for in 2014.
Yup, you got it. It’s the non-medical side of the NHS that’s soaking up all the money.
So don’t go bad-mouthing A&E departments because they can’t get through the deluge of winter patients needing attention. Go chuck rocks at the managers who failed to provide facilities and resources for them to do their job properly.
Do they doctor the books too?
Gross mismanagement? You better believe it.
This item from The Telegraph is just the tip of the iceberg: ‘Medway Foundation Trust, recently named as having one of the worst A&Es in the country according to patient surveys, paid Nigel Beverley rates of £1,740 a day until he left just before an inspection found A&E in a “state of crisis”‘.
Unfortunate isn’t it, that GBH is against the law?
Except such monsters have no place in hospitals, or anywhere near one.
The only rightful place for them is buried under the sewage of their own making.
Originally posted 2015-01-05 11:25:23.