Trust chair pay rises will go down badly with NHS staff, says managers' union

Tue 04 Oct 2016

MiP responds to changes in remuneration for non-employee board posts in the NHS

Commenting on the report in the Health Service Journal about pay rises for trust chairs, MiP chief executive Jon Restell said:

'We have no problem in principle with pay reviews for hard to fill non-employee trust chair posts. But we do have a problem with the failure to use the same approach for NHS staff.'

'There are many recruitment problems in the NHS, including the employee posts on trust boards, such as chief executive and finance director. Staff have been told for years to stick with the pay freeze, that there is no money to reform Agenda for Change and so on. This will go down badly with them.'

'We are also concerned about the apparent secrecy surrounding these pay decisions. We only know about them because the Health Service Journal made a freedom of information request. Pay especially for senior postholders should be determined in the open.'

Join MiP

As specialists in healthcare management we provide expert employment advice and representation and fast access to legal services to make sure you are treated fairly. You also receive our quarterly magazine and have access to leadership networks.

Reasons to JOIN MiP >

FDA Portfolio

MiP members get all the benefits provided by our sister unions. FDA has launched a portfolio of benefits offering a range of discounts, legal support and financial advice. Click through from the MiP members' area for details.

Employment rights

We provide a range of advice and information for healthcare managers on issues that affect your employment. We produce factsheets and briefings to keep you informed about your rights and opportunities.

Find out more >