Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Where's the money gone?

What is happening to the vast sums of money being spent by the NHS, and why is so little of it available for patient care?

I was glancing through the annual report of the NPSA, the government agency which is responsible for the safety of medical equipment, and noticed that they employ a "Director of Patient Experience" at a salary in the range £90-95,000 per annum.

Meanwhile, at Bedford, we haven't got the money to replace the retiring consultant in charge of the stroke unit.

2 comments:

barry monk said...

Please post any other examples you can find of well paid "non jobs" in the NHS

john scott said...

see telegraph letter 31st oct 2005 about healthy walking managers for beds health. sent by member of public.