Skip to main content

NHS: Pay

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in management positions in NHS trusts in (a) England and (b) the east of England earned more than £100,000 per annum in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 1997-98 in (1) cash and (2) real terms. (158783)

The Department does not collect details on the pay of individuals in national health service trusts. We therefore cannot provide the number earning more than £100,000 per annum.

NHS organisations are public bodies and as such, the pay of their senior executive teams is a matter of public record, published in their annual accounts.

Following the reconfigurations proposed by “Commissioning A Patient-led NHS”, the Department in July 2006 published a new “Pay Framework for very senior managers in strategic and special health authorities, primary care trusts and ambulance trusts in July 2006”. A copy of the report is available in the Library. Primary care trust executives (chief executives and board level directors) are paid a spot rate salary which is determined (within a range) by the size of the population the PCT serves; for ambulance trust executives it is determined by their expenditure on emergency services and activity.

The spot rate salaries for 2006-07 are shown in the following tables, reflecting the staged pay award announced on 30 March 2006. The Framework also provides for the payment of recruitment and retention premia (of up to 30 per cent. of the spot rate salary) and payments for additional duties (up to 10 per cent, of the spot rate salary) where appropriate.

A copy of the “Very Senior Managers’ Pay Framework” (updated July 2007) has been placed in the Library and is also available at:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_076986

Primary Care Trusts 2006-07 Rates

% of CE

Weighted population:

Up to 150,000

150,000 to 300,000

300,000 to 500,000

500,000 to 1 million

Over 1 million

PCT Band 1

PCT Band 2

PCT Band 3

PCT Band 4

PCT Band 5

PCT Chief Executive Spot Rate

October 2006 rates

99,044

109,470

119,896

130,322

140,747

November 2006 rates

100,221

110,771

121,320

131,870

142,420

PCT Directors

Finance

75

October 2006 rates

74,283

82,103

89,922

97,742

105,560

November 2006 rates

75,166

83,078

90,990

98,903

106,815

Public Health

70

October 2006 rates

69,331

76,629

833,927

91,225

98,523

November 2006 rates

70,155

77,540

84,924

92,309

99,694

Commissioning Nursing Operations Performance Planning

65

October 2006 rates

64,379

71,156

77,932

84,709

91,486

November 2006 rates

65,144

72,001

78,858

85,716

92,573

Human Resources IM&T

60

October 2006 rates

59,426

65,682

71,938

78,193

84,448

November 2006 rates

60,133

66,463

72,792

79,122

85,452

Corporate Affairs

55

October 2006 rates

54,474

60,209

65,943

71,677

77,411

November 2006 rates

55,122

60,924

66,726

72,529

78,331

Ambulance Trusts 2006-07 Rates

Banding by Emergency Expenditure and Activity:

% of CE

AT Band 1

AT Band 2

AT Band 3

AT Band 4

AT Chief Executive Spot Rate

July 2006 rates

106,050

114,130

121,200

141,400

November 2006 rates

707,370

775,486

722,640

743,080

AT Directors

Finance

75

July 2006 rates

79,538

85,598

90,900

106,050

November 2006 rates

80,483

86,675

97,980

707,370

Operations

70

July 2006 rates

74,235

79,891

84,840

98,980

November 2006 rates

75,777

80,840

85,848

700,756

Human Resources

60

July 2006 rates

63,630

68,478

72,720

84,840

November 2006 rates

64,386

69,292

73,584

85,848