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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360061/NHS-job-cuts-Bosses-pay-soars-50-doctors-nurses-face-axe.html

NHS bosses in charge of hospitals being forced to sack thousands of staff have seen their pay soar by up to 50 per cent in the past five years, it has emerged.

The chief executives at trusts facing the worst cutbacks are now on lucrative salaries far higher than the Prime Minister’s, with some earning more than £200,000.

And most handed themselves comfortable pay rises last year even though hundreds of their own staff were being made redundant to reduce costs.

The NHS has been ordered to make up to £20billion of efficiency savings by 2014 and hospitals have resorted to axing hundreds of posts to meet the targets.

Figures released yesterday show more than 50,000 jobs have been earmarked to go over the next three years, including frontline doctors, nurses and midwives.

Many NHS workers lucky to keep their jobs are facing a two-year pay freeze, which effectively amounts to a pay cut once inflation is taken into account.

But it has emerged that over the past five years the hospital chief executives laying off the most staff have seen their salaries soar by as much as £70,000.

The same hospitals have also squandered inappropriate sums of money redesigning their logos, on expensive restaurant meals for managers and pornographic magazines for IVF clinics.

The elite troughers are all at it, it's been one huge gravy train. Although to love the wail lumping in porn mags, like it's a huge waste of money. Although to be fair they could just leave PC's in the room and let people get it for free that way each trust might save £50 on mags and spend £500 on a PC. Saving money is easy, where's my CE job.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8343879/Intolerable-bed-blocking-crisis-threatens-NHS.html

The "chronic under-funding" of care homes, a growing shortage of places and a rapidly ageing population will mean that more vulnerable people have nowhere to go but hospital for the care they need.

If current trends continue, almost 100,000 of 170,000 NHS beds will end up being filled by elderly people who are well enough to be in residential care.

This will cost the health service millions of pounds and throw its day-to-day operations into chaos, says the report by Bupa, the health insurance and care provider. It blames the looming crisis on a "17-year legacy of under-funding in the care home sector".

The next few years will see the problem getting progressively worse, the report's authors predict, despite a Coalition pledge that local authorities will have an extra £2 billion to spend on adult social care over the next four years.

Doesn't Bupa run care homes? Not that this could be a VI report.

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Prediction me and some other posters here on HPC made was that if you freeze the budget for something like the NHS..they will go and fire a ton of low level staff to make room for generous pay increases and bonuses for the management.

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Prediction me and some other posters here on HPC made was that if you freeze the budget for something like the NHS..they will go and fire a ton of low level staff to make room for generous pay increases and bonuses for the management.

Or cut essential front line services so the public kicks up a big fuss about the cuts , then the cuts are abolished and the budget ends up increasing.

I remember about 5 years back hearing about a US govt department who bought thousands of new office chairs and then proceeded to bury them in the desert , all because they needed to use all up of their allocated funds so they could ask for more the next year.

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The elite troughers are all at it, it's been one huge gravy train. Although to love the wail lumping in porn mags, like it's a huge waste of money. Although to be fair they could just leave PC's in the room and let people get it for free that way each trust might save £50 on mags and spend £500 on a PC. Saving money is easy, where's my CE job.

Comparing retrospective "up to" 6/7% pa payrises for an unspecified number of chief executives, awarded by third parties not themselves, with future potential pay freezes.

Classic meaningless, impossible to analyse and understand DM rabble rousing.

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Why do unions never kick up a fuss about stuff like this? With council workers receiving similar pay, you would think unions you be against these people.

because the more non jobs there are the more opportunities for council weerkers to rise to well paid non job status

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Comparing retrospective "up to" 6/7% pa payrises for an unspecified number of chief executives, awarded by third parties not themselves, with future potential pay freezes.

no smoke without fire

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I can confirm all of the above in the original post. I'm one of these front-line workers (hospital scientist), we've had a merger and the current crop of "management" have suddenly found a new burst of energy - all these emails from various 'directory leads' which I never even knew existed.

Lots of 'job mapping' - it's like turkeys voting for xmas. They are asking the managers who have VI to look at cuts.

Of course the foundation trusts are looking at ways at trying to downgrade/re-grade the people who actually do the work. Not the management - they have their own rules of course.

We've had a recruitment freeze for a couple of years. There has been no maternity cover as long as I have been there, staff who come back part-time after having kids/staff on career breaks ... there is no increase in staffing to account for the extra work we as a hospital have taken on.

New services are introduced and then somehow supposed to be squeezed into the existing staff rota. (Of course it's us front-line scientists who get the pressure, not the useless monkey's who agreed to take on these services with no extra staff). All this is pointed out in the useless meetings we have and no action taken. I despair.

The foundation trust (this is one of the biggest outside of london that I work for) is supposed to save £10 million annually. Equates to 480 jobs per year, every year for 4 years... almost 15% of the total staff.... I've yet to see any management go.

Technicians contracts haven't been renewed ... so that means the more routine work that could more effectively be done by a technician ... is instead done by a scientist ... wow, what an effective use of resources! ... also means that scientist has to ALSO do the work the scientist has to do (the more higher-level results interpretation, report writing, taking clinical telephone enquiries etc etc) ... more work for less.

I'll be leaving soon anyway so they can f*ck off. Never have I seen a bunch of more incompetent, self-servicing, mealy-mouthed sh1ts who are more adept at ar$e-covering, passing the buck, non-jobs and doing f*ck all whilst rome burns.

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Because the union bosses are the same kind of gravy trainers as the NHS bosses.

They even work for the Bank of England!

Brendan Paul Barber, Esq. General Secretary, Trades Union Congress

Date of first appointment in current position 1 June 2003

Expiry date of appointment 31 May 2011

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/about/people/court.htm

The unions could gain valuable public support if, for example, they accepted a 10% or 15% pay cut for all public sector workers who are paid, say, more than £50,000 a year. The Senior Salaries Review Body recently reported that there are over 25,000 public sector workers earning £100,000 or more and the salary of the upper quartile is around £50,000.

Assuming that of the 6.1 million public sector workers 500,000 are earning £50,000 or more, a 10% pay cut would reduce public spending immediately by as much as £2.5 billion a year and possibly £3 billion. It is ludicrous that there are thousands of public sector workers, particularly in the health service and local government, who earn more than the Prime Minister.

Salary reductions would also have the beneficial effect of reducing the gap between the pay of top workers and those at the bottom of the scale. It is about time that percentage wage increases, which simply widen the gap between the rich and the poor, were abolished in favour of higher flat rate rises for those at the bottom of the earnings pile.

http://citywire.co.uk/money/morning-line-why-the-unions-should-agree-to-public-sector-pay-cuts/a430112

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From the original article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1360061/NHS-job-cuts-Bosses-pay-soars-50-doctors-nurses-face-axe.html

Figures show the chief executive of Central Manchester University Hospitals Trust, where 1,400 jobs are to go in the next four years, has enjoyed a pay rise of 48 per cent since 2008.

He is currently on a salary of between £210,000 and £215,000, an increase of £70,000 compared to five years ago.

Meanwhile the pay of the chief executive at Devon and Exeter NHS Trust – which is to lose more than 1,000 full time posts by 2012 – has gone up by more than 30 per cent in the past five years.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1360061/NHS-job-cuts-Bosses-pay-soars-50-doctors-nurses-face-axe.html#ixzz1ErrK4IU1

... rewards for failure eh!

*trebles all round*

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I'll be leaving soon anyway so they can f*ck off. Never have I seen a bunch of more incompetent, self-servicing, mealy-mouthed sh1ts who are more adept at ar$e-covering, passing the buck, non-jobs and doing f*ck all whilst rome burns.

You'll probably "like" Militant Nurse

then, which seems to recount a similar tale. What a mess,

Peter.

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... rewards for failure eh!

*trebles all round*

Public satisfaction with the NHS much higher than it was in 1997, which must be an all time high. Where's the failure, exactly?

And as for:

"Meanwhile the pay of the chief executive at Devon and Exeter NHS Trust – which is to lose more than 1,000 full time posts by 2012 – has gone up by more than 30 per cent in the past five years."

Cockadoodle doo: ~5.4% pa and this is the second best one they could find to illustrate their point.

I'm not a big fan of hospital managers, but I'm an even smaller fan of sh1te journalism like this.

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Public satisfaction with the NHS much higher than it was in 1997, which must be an all time high. Where's the failure, exactly?

you simpleton

the country's run out of money and someone has to find a way to care for the oldies and pay for the NHS pensions with less

unless you want to destroy the NHS by carrying on in a clearly unsustainable manner (aka hard to see it being affordable in the medium term) - which you probably do, as far as I can tell by your muddled mind

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You'll probably "like" Militant Nurse

then, which seems to recount a similar tale. What a mess,

Peter.

yes, just seen this referred to on another thread here .... interesting reading and confirms all that I suspected. I know some nurses via kids nursery in the hospital - working in the maternity and children intensive care sections. Same story - more managers, more directory 'leads' more hoops to jump through. Any more staff doing the real gritty work? No - just expected to cope with taking on more.

My mum worked in the NHS too years ago in the nursing sector ... seems like it's continuing. Depressing.

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yes, just seen this referred to on another thread here .... interesting reading and confirms all that I suspected. I know some nurses via kids nursery in the hospital - working in the maternity and children intensive care sections. Same story - more managers, more directory 'leads' more hoops to jump through. Any more staff doing the real gritty work? No - just expected to cope with taking on more.

My mum worked in the NHS too years ago in the nursing sector ... seems like it's continuing. Depressing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_building

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yes, just seen this referred to on another thread here .... interesting reading and confirms all that I suspected. I know some nurses via kids nursery in the hospital - working in the maternity and children intensive care sections. Same story - more managers, more directory 'leads' more hoops to jump through. Any more staff doing the real gritty work? No - just expected to cope with taking on more.

My mum worked in the NHS too years ago in the nursing sector ... seems like it's continuing. Depressing.

Unfortunately I think your nursey friends will also confirm that they have collectively shot themselves in the foot - many senior nurses stop ground work and take up clipboard jobs (more pay, easy hours) in order to do exactly those "directory" leads or "clinical" leads that we love to condemn so much.

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I posted a link on a thread yesterday to an article that said that during the NuLab period of incontinent spending (or 'investment' as they insisted on calling it) the number of clinical staff went up by 30%, and the number of back room boys and girls went up by 84%. And that the NHS now has a fair sized army of 45,000 managers for its 1.4 million staff. There are as many non medical staff as there are medical staff.

(Edit for typo and to make me seem less illiterate!)

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you simpleton

the country's run out of money and someone has to find a way to care for the oldies and pay for the NHS pensions with less

unless you want to destroy the NHS by carrying on in a clearly unsustainable manner (aka hard to see it being affordable in the medium term) - which you probably do, as far as I can tell by your muddled mind

the public face of the services at the NHS is very good...those nice doctors and nurses doing their bit to get you better..

what they dont see or survey about is the ton of admin and administrators in the back rooms...doing what?

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the public face of the services at the NHS is very good...those nice doctors and nurses doing their bit to get you better..

what they dont see or survey about is the ton of admin and administrators in the back rooms...doing what?

maybe they are all doing emergency tracheoctomies with their biros in the back office, unsung heroes really

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maybe they are all doing emergency tracheoctomies with their biros in the back office, unsung heroes really

To be fair many administrators are doing necessary back room jobs. WHo do you think sends out them letters for appointments. Then there is payroll, HR, maintenance etc etc.

It may come as a surprise but private companies employ people in these roles too.

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To be fair many administrators are doing necessary back room jobs. WHo do you think sends out them letters for appointments. Then there is payroll, HR, maintenance etc etc.

It may come as a surprise but private companies employ people in these roles too.

Well yes, obviously. But the point is that NHS admin staff are up circa 84% in the last 10 years. I would have thought that with increased computerisation etc. there would be a need for fewer managers and admin staff, not almost double the number. Plus they have a tendancy to give themselves generous payrises, courtesy of the taxpayer. With concommitant future pension liabilities.

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