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MP's shock at number of £100k NHS Trust workers
MP Steve Baker said he was surprised to discover 147 Buckinghamshire NHS staff members were being paid more than £100,000 a year.
The Wycombe MP is demanding better value for money from local healthcare services given the salaries being paid to Buckinghamshire Primary Care Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust staff.
Mr Baker had asked the Secretary of State for Health, MP Jeremy Hunt, to reveal the number of Bucks NHS staff paid more than £50,000, £65,758 and £100,000 between April 2011 and March 2012.
He was told 488 were paid £50,000 or more, 318 earned more than £65,738 – an MP’s salary – and 147 took home more than £100,000.
These figures include workers that fall into more than more category.
Mr Baker said: “I was surprised so many people are paid so much. I’ll be following this up to find out how many people in each category were clinical staff.
“In any event, at these pay levels - when 318 people are paid more than MPs - we are entitled to expect more from our NHS locally.”
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