Westminster Confidential

ImageThe  Department of Health is refusing to disclose  the names half the  very senior people who have received big pay-offs as part of this year’s re-organisation of the National Health Service..

Nine months after the last Primary Care Trust and Strategic Health Authority closed down in England the ministry is stalling on releasing the names of people who have walked off with payments of anything between £100,000 and £600,000 plus.

A report by me and Frederica Whitehead in Exaro News  shows that 44 very senior people – chief executives or directors – have received £12.2m in redundancy payments- an average of £277,000 each.

The National Audit Office said in a report in July on NHS reforms that the payments went to board-level managers in strategic health authorities (SHAs) and chief executives of primary care trusts (PCTs).

According to the NAO, 10 SHAs and 151 PCTs were scrapped in March…

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