Tory MP demands to know how government will recoup £10m in NHS “pay-offs”

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 03 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1314
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

The chairman of the parliamentary health select committee is to write to England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to ask him to explain how senior NHS managers were awarded six figure redundancy payments during the government’s reorganisation of the NHS, only to be re-employed in the health service soon after.

The intervention from the Conservative Stephen Dorrell came after the Times published a list of 36 senior NHS bosses who received a total of more than £10m (€12.2m; $16.5m) in redundancy payments, including one manager paid £370 000 despite never leaving the health service at all.1

A total of 161 health bodies …

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