It has been revealed the boss of an under fire NHS trust has had her salary increased to £170,000 a year. Karen Jackson, the chief executive of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, earned £145,000 in the autumn of 2010 but that figure went up by £25,000 last April.
The salary increase means she is now paid more than the Prime Minister. The trust has come in for criticism in recent months. The trust was one of several told to improve the standard of patient care. In a statement released to Calendar, the trust said:
– Dr James Whittingham, chair of the trust
“The remuneration committee is responsible for agreeing the executive management team’s salary bands and uses a national system to determine its decisions on pay. The bands are reviewed every year and a variety of factors are taken into account, such as comparative salaries in the NHS, individual performance, and market forces."