Hundreds of NHS staff earn more than £100,000 as rich list is revealed

Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.
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A list of top NHS earners has revealed hundreds of staff in South Yorkshire were paid more than £100,000 in a year.

A total of 454 doctors and surgeons earned more than this amount at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, as did 18 non-clinical employees.

The highest NHS non-clinical earner in the region was Sir Andrew Cash, whose pay package was £215,833.

Sir Cash, the chief executive of Sheffield Teaching Hosptials NHS Foundation Trust, is one recipient of a bumper pay deal named as part of the investigation into pay levels within NHS organisations by the Taxpeyers’ Alliance.

The alliance revealed its NHS Rich List earlier this week, using data from 2013-14, with a total of 53 senior non-clinical employees in the South Yorkshire region revealed as taking home a big pay packet.

NHS Barnsley CCG employed two non-clinical staff members who were paid more than £100,000, while there were three at NHS Rotherham CCG and one at NHS Doncaster CCG.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust said it pays the market rates comparable with elsewhere in the NHS. A spokesman said: “The vast majority of people who earn high salaries within the Trust are clinical staff. Our management costs are low compared to many other organisations, but to run an organisation as large as Sheffield Teaching Hospitals successfully does require a highly experienced and skilled management team.”