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The Lords of Health are doing OK

This morning the Telegraph reported that the highest-paid NHS chief executive was Sir Jonathan Michael, of Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, whose salary rose by 11.5 per cent to £214,000.

Apparently a spokesman for Guy’s and St Thomas’s Trust said: “Sir Jonathan’s salary reflects the level of responsibility and expertise that his role demands”. I am not sure that his salary reflects his job security.

Across the board last year NHS Chief Execs got 10% and directors 7%. Currently Gordon Brown is trying to keep nurses rises down to 2%.

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