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Fury over pay rises for Lancashire NHS directors

Lancashire Telegraph: Professor Heather Tierney-Moore Professor Heather Tierney-Moore

NHS bosses in Lancashire have been criticised for taking pay rises of up to 22 per cent while nurses were left facing a pay freeze.

Management at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust have defended significant wage hikes for several executives, revealed in their latest accounts.

But after the move provoked fury among staff, members of the senior management team say they will not be pocketing similar increases this year.

Human resources director Joanne Marshall saw her pay packet swell from £90,000 to £95,000 to £110,000 to £115,000. She also received £12,300 in ‘benefits in kind’ according to the trust’s 2011-12 accounts, alongside a wage increase of up to 22.2 per cent.

Finance director David Tomlinson saw his salary increase from £110,000 to £115,000 to £130,000 to £135,000, or around 18.1 per cent.

And chief executive Prof Heather Tierney-Moore’s salary rose by around 8.5 per cent from £175,000 to £180,000, up to the £190,000 to £195,000 bracket.

Tim Ellis, regional secretary for Unison, said it was accepted that staff in the NHS should be rewarded for their efforts but the revelation about wages had left his members ‘furious’.

He added: “There are major concerns, after two years of a pay freeze for most staff at the trust, when we see pay rises at these levels.”

A Lancashire Care spokesman said that during 2011-12 the trust took responsibility for £120million of community services, which had ‘significantly increased the size and complexity of the organisation’.

He added: “An independent review of executive salaries, following a decision not to increase the size of the board, was commissioned.

“The review made comparisons with similar-sized organisations from a range of sectors and considered the recent Hutton Inquiry review of salaries.

“The outcome of this work resulted in a complexity element added to executive salaries which is only payable subject to satisfactory performance in line with one of the Hutton recommendations.

“In 2012-13 the remuneration committee has agreed that there will be no increase on base salaries, complexity elements and no increment payments for executives.”

According to its website Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

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1:20pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Interocitor says...

God know how these people can look their employees in the eye without having to shy away in utter embarrassment.

We are all in this together? Like hell we are. Pay freeze for those who do the real work while those at the top continue to feed at the golden trough. It's disgusting!
God know how these people can look their employees in the eye without having to shy away in utter embarrassment. We are all in this together? Like hell we are. Pay freeze for those who do the real work while those at the top continue to feed at the golden trough. It's disgusting! Interocitor
  • Score: 6

2:33pm Mon 10 Dec 12

grimupnorth says...

A Lancashire Care spokesman said that during 2011-12 the trust took responsibility for £120million of community services, which had ‘significantly increased the size and complexity of the organisation


And the 25 to 35% Staff Cuts in your Admin and Clinical teams has not increased the effort and complexity of their jobs??????

Like always its one rule for the Fat Cats and another for the rest of us
A Lancashire Care spokesman said that during 2011-12 the trust took responsibility for £120million of community services, which had ‘significantly increased the size and complexity of the organisation And the 25 to 35% Staff Cuts in your Admin and Clinical teams has not increased the effort and complexity of their jobs?????? Like always its one rule for the Fat Cats and another for the rest of us grimupnorth
  • Score: 5

4:31pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Izanears says...

It would appear that in the NHS all staff are equal when it comes to the terms of their pay, however it seems some are more equal than others. And they say we are all in it together.
It would appear that in the NHS all staff are equal when it comes to the terms of their pay, however it seems some are more equal than others. And they say we are all in it together. Izanears
  • Score: 4

4:58pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Jack Herer says...

Why aren't the unions actually doing something about this?

They are willing to strike to keep unsustainable pensions, but they aren't prepared to actually do anything about the swathes of fat cats in the public sector that everyone, apart from the fat cats themselves, want to see the end of?

Why aren't the unions calling, or more importantly striking, to have capped top end pensions in the public sector for instance? What about capped top end pay? There is nothing to stop this.

You have to remember that the unions are awash with fat cats themselves of course though. Why would the unions want to do anymore than pay lip service to this huge problem, when it's their own leadership and their pals who would suffer the most?
Why aren't the unions actually doing something about this? They are willing to strike to keep unsustainable pensions, but they aren't prepared to actually do anything about the swathes of fat cats in the public sector that everyone, apart from the fat cats themselves, want to see the end of? Why aren't the unions calling, or more importantly striking, to have capped top end pensions in the public sector for instance? What about capped top end pay? There is nothing to stop this. You have to remember that the unions are awash with fat cats themselves of course though. Why would the unions want to do anymore than pay lip service to this huge problem, when it's their own leadership and their pals who would suffer the most? Jack Herer
  • Score: 3

5:24pm Mon 10 Dec 12

mavrick says...

These are the very people who are privatising the NHS and the ambulance service. They say all these efficiency savings are in the best interest of the patients. Nothing short of a national strike will sort this out. This is our country and we want our NHS the way we want it. It is time governments delivered what people want in the order of priority we want it. Let the revolution begin.
These are the very people who are privatising the NHS and the ambulance service. They say all these efficiency savings are in the best interest of the patients. Nothing short of a national strike will sort this out. This is our country and we want our NHS the way we want it. It is time governments delivered what people want in the order of priority we want it. Let the revolution begin. mavrick
  • Score: 7

6:02pm Mon 10 Dec 12

doomchanter says...

Steady on mavrick, the thought police may be monitoring, wouldn't like to see you on trial for " inciting a revolution "
I would be up for stike action anytime over this and many other issues, too many to list. None of the political elite deserve anyones vote.
Waiting for a miracle recovery in the economy ?
Dont hold your breath.
There isn't going to be one.
The worlds rich are raking in more and more cash, they " have never had it so good ".
No problems for them.
Therefore no change.
Steady on mavrick, the thought police may be monitoring, wouldn't like to see you on trial for " inciting a revolution " I would be up for stike action anytime over this and many other issues, too many to list. None of the political elite deserve anyones vote. Waiting for a miracle recovery in the economy ? Dont hold your breath. There isn't going to be one. The worlds rich are raking in more and more cash, they " have never had it so good ". No problems for them. Therefore no change. doomchanter
  • Score: 3

6:32pm Mon 10 Dec 12

davemcb says...

So the personnel officer (aka Human Resources) of this tinpot socialist sickness factory is worth more pay than the holder of the office of Prime Minister?
So the personnel officer (aka Human Resources) of this tinpot socialist sickness factory is worth more pay than the holder of the office of Prime Minister? davemcb
  • Score: 2

6:38pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Begbie says...

Disgusting. I presume frontline staff will be taking a cut or freeze to pay for this! Or maybe a reduction in numbers!
Disgusting. I presume frontline staff will be taking a cut or freeze to pay for this! Or maybe a reduction in numbers! Begbie
  • Score: 2

7:27pm Mon 10 Dec 12

jack daniels says...

Jack Herer wrote:
Why aren't the unions actually doing something about this?

They are willing to strike to keep unsustainable pensions, but they aren't prepared to actually do anything about the swathes of fat cats in the public sector that everyone, apart from the fat cats themselves, want to see the end of?

Why aren't the unions calling, or more importantly striking, to have capped top end pensions in the public sector for instance? What about capped top end pay? There is nothing to stop this.

You have to remember that the unions are awash with fat cats themselves of course though. Why would the unions want to do anymore than pay lip service to this huge problem, when it's their own leadership and their pals who would suffer the most?
I've got to agree Jack, what's the point of the front line staff agreeing to a union proposed pay freeze then doing bugg3r when these half wits dip their fingers in the honey pot.
[quote][p][bold]Jack Herer[/bold] wrote: Why aren't the unions actually doing something about this? They are willing to strike to keep unsustainable pensions, but they aren't prepared to actually do anything about the swathes of fat cats in the public sector that everyone, apart from the fat cats themselves, want to see the end of? Why aren't the unions calling, or more importantly striking, to have capped top end pensions in the public sector for instance? What about capped top end pay? There is nothing to stop this. You have to remember that the unions are awash with fat cats themselves of course though. Why would the unions want to do anymore than pay lip service to this huge problem, when it's their own leadership and their pals who would suffer the most?[/p][/quote]I've got to agree Jack, what's the point of the front line staff agreeing to a union proposed pay freeze then doing bugg3r when these half wits dip their fingers in the honey pot. jack daniels
  • Score: 1

9:45pm Mon 10 Dec 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

Point one is that the unions are powerless and joined at the hip with "New Labour". After all the unions chose "Raymond" Milliband as the leader of a party lost in the political wilderness. Point two is that these pay rises are small beer in relation to the Millions of pounds spent every year on treating "Health Tourists" and others not entitled to NHS treatment. The end is nigh for the NHS it will be privatised and looking at the evidence it deserves to be. There are too many ex bed pan emptiers who have climbed the greasy pole and have absolutely no idea what they are doing. The whole NHS is a shambles and needs to be put out of its misery.

Deus Vobiscum
Point one is that the unions are powerless and joined at the hip with "New Labour". After all the unions chose "Raymond" Milliband as the leader of a party lost in the political wilderness. Point two is that these pay rises are small beer in relation to the Millions of pounds spent every year on treating "Health Tourists" and others not entitled to NHS treatment. The end is nigh for the NHS it will be privatised and looking at the evidence it deserves to be. There are too many ex bed pan emptiers who have climbed the greasy pole and have absolutely no idea what they are doing. The whole NHS is a shambles and needs to be put out of its misery. Deus Vobiscum DEO VOLENTE
  • Score: -2

11:04pm Mon 10 Dec 12

VicLou says...

Begbie wrote:
Disgusting. I presume frontline staff will be taking a cut or freeze to pay for this! Or maybe a reduction in numbers!
I agree!!!
[quote][p][bold]Begbie[/bold] wrote: Disgusting. I presume frontline staff will be taking a cut or freeze to pay for this! Or maybe a reduction in numbers![/p][/quote]I agree!!! VicLou
  • Score: 0

11:24am Tue 11 Dec 12

darwen_celeb says...

Blackburn's A&E is a ****ing porta cabin! Why isn't money being used to upgrade this embarrassingly **** abismal facility?
Blackburn's A&E is a ****ing porta cabin! Why isn't money being used to upgrade this embarrassingly **** abismal facility? darwen_celeb
  • Score: 0

1:00pm Tue 11 Dec 12

MJA says...

"A Lancashire Care spokesman said that during 2011-12 the trust took responsibility for £120million of community services, which had ‘significantly increased the size and complexity of the organisation"

And how many middle-managers did they recruit to assist them with this?

If the LT had any proper reporters they would be asking the hard questions on behalf of their readers. Grow a pair LT and go and make these digusting people sweat
"A Lancashire Care spokesman said that during 2011-12 the trust took responsibility for £120million of community services, which had ‘significantly increased the size and complexity of the organisation" And how many middle-managers did they recruit to assist them with this? If the LT had any proper reporters they would be asking the hard questions on behalf of their readers. Grow a pair LT and go and make these digusting people sweat MJA
  • Score: 1

10:48pm Tue 11 Dec 12

julespent says...

darwen celeb, A & E is East Lancashire Hospitals Trust. The people in the article are chief execs/directors of Lancashire Care Foundation Trust.

The rise ONLY in total for the three mentioned would employ approx four staff eg. nurses/podiatrists (who also work for LCFT) who have had to face increased workloads due to staff cuts/not replaced when left and pay freezes. This is why the staff on the ground who do all the hard work caring for patients are angry because you would think working for the same trust the pay conditions would be the same for everyone but no. Just to rub salt in the wound an 8, 18 and 22% rise!!! I am also wondering what the £12,300 benefits in kind were? The staff in our dept may receive a box of chocolates and a card as a thank you from a patient! Merry Christmas Joanne, David and Heather. You may wish to make a donation to a staff xmas party fund!......... Then again.
darwen celeb, A & E is East Lancashire Hospitals Trust. The people in the article are chief execs/directors of Lancashire Care Foundation Trust. The rise ONLY in total for the three mentioned would employ approx four staff eg. nurses/podiatrists (who also work for LCFT) who have had to face increased workloads due to staff cuts/not replaced when left and pay freezes. This is why the staff on the ground who do all the hard work caring for patients are angry because you would think working for the same trust the pay conditions would be the same for everyone but no. Just to rub salt in the wound an 8, 18 and 22% rise!!! I am also wondering what the £12,300 benefits in kind were? The staff in our dept may receive a box of chocolates and a card as a thank you from a patient! Merry Christmas Joanne, David and Heather. You may wish to make a donation to a staff xmas party fund!......... Then again. julespent
  • Score: 0

7:24pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Could it be any worse says...

Don't forget the bonus of approx £16k they are alleged to have awarded themselves for getting staff through the appreciative leadership course - which by the way is a load of bollards. Dodgy or what?!
Don't forget the bonus of approx £16k they are alleged to have awarded themselves for getting staff through the appreciative leadership course - which by the way is a load of bollards. Dodgy or what?! Could it be any worse
  • Score: 1

8:04pm Fri 14 Dec 12

speaks the facts says...

Begbie wrote:
Disgusting. I presume frontline staff will be taking a cut or freeze to pay for this! Or maybe a reduction in numbers!
The fact of the matter is they are closing wards and have no contingency plans to cover for patients with mental health problems to be assessed in East Lancs Nurses are in fact being made redundant while these grabbing clowns get rises . Those that were lucky enough to save their jobs by interviewing well last year now have to interview again and will next year . The wards are being run by agency and bank that are clueless in the care of patients .
The new agenda consists of some 20 new managers jobs at bands 8 a and 8 b .
The plan is to move patients with dementia to Blackpool yet the building has not had a stone laid and research shows moving people with this illness confuses and disorientates them further . Also this trust has compassion as one of its values . Where is the compassion in moving East Lancs patients to Blackpool / Preston / Lancaster etc and how are their elderly wives / husbands etc going to get to visit on their pensions .
The wards have already been overfull for months and patients are being cruelly moved all over Lancashire and on occasions further .
This trust cares for no one and they are being rewarded for closing wards and getting rid of experienced staff .
Personally i cannot wait for the public consultations to see what answers aka lies they will come up with .
[quote][p][bold]Begbie[/bold] wrote: Disgusting. I presume frontline staff will be taking a cut or freeze to pay for this! Or maybe a reduction in numbers![/p][/quote]The fact of the matter is they are closing wards and have no contingency plans to cover for patients with mental health problems to be assessed in East Lancs Nurses are in fact being made redundant while these grabbing clowns get rises . Those that were lucky enough to save their jobs by interviewing well last year now have to interview again and will next year . The wards are being run by agency and bank that are clueless in the care of patients . The new agenda consists of some 20 new managers jobs at bands 8 a and 8 b . The plan is to move patients with dementia to Blackpool yet the building has not had a stone laid and research shows moving people with this illness confuses and disorientates them further . Also this trust has compassion as one of its values . Where is the compassion in moving East Lancs patients to Blackpool / Preston / Lancaster etc and how are their elderly wives / husbands etc going to get to visit on their pensions . The wards have already been overfull for months and patients are being cruelly moved all over Lancashire and on occasions further . This trust cares for no one and they are being rewarded for closing wards and getting rid of experienced staff . Personally i cannot wait for the public consultations to see what answers aka lies they will come up with . speaks the facts
  • Score: 0

9:18pm Fri 14 Dec 12

St John's Wart says...

These pay rises are simply outrageous even before taking into account everything that's going on in the hospitals. When considered against the backdrop of Ward closures, pay-freezes, Nurses losing their jobs it's beyond the pale. How to demoralize the front-line staff. It's Lions being led by very fat Donkeys once again.
These pay rises are simply outrageous even before taking into account everything that's going on in the hospitals. When considered against the backdrop of Ward closures, pay-freezes, Nurses losing their jobs it's beyond the pale. How to demoralize the front-line staff. It's Lions being led by very fat Donkeys once again. St John's Wart
  • Score: 0

3:06pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Shorty Medlocke says...

The unions, Unison in particular, are doing nothing because they are singing from a different hymn sheet. They appear to be working with management to keep the majority of workers on as little as possible.
This is the same Tim Ellis who has recommended that Unison members who have been transferred to private companies in the learning disability sector (AFG, Thera, Creative Support) take a massive pay cut and reduction in T&Cs.
Corruption is rife.
The unions, Unison in particular, are doing nothing because they are singing from a different hymn sheet. They appear to be working with management to keep the majority of workers on as little as possible. This is the same Tim Ellis who has recommended that Unison members who have been transferred to private companies in the learning disability sector (AFG, Thera, Creative Support) take a massive pay cut and reduction in T&Cs. Corruption is rife. Shorty Medlocke
  • Score: 1

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