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Commissioning Board bosses earn more than PM

 The Government’s controversial NHS reforms have resulted in a host of health officials being paid more than Prime Minister David Cameron, research has found.

Figures released by the Treasury show that more than 50 NHS employees earn more than the £142,000 annual salary David Cameron receives for running the country.

The well paid roles include 15 team director posts at the NHS Commissioning Board.

Rachel Reeves, the shadow Treasury Chief Secretary, said it was “staggering” that whilst NHS employees are losing their jobs the Government is “forking out on dozens of salaries” higher than the PM’s.

A freedom of information request by The Sunday Telegraph found that originally 77 posts would earn more than the PM’s annual salary as a result of NHS restructuring. “In relation to these roles, consideration was given to the skills and remuneration of existing NHS employees, ensuring that salaries were approved within an equivalent range,” said a statement by the Treasury.

The Treasury added that a further ten posts were approved in the four temporary Strategic Health Authority clusters, which are set to be disbanded in April next year.

“No one voted for these changes to the NHS, and it is shocking to learn that they are costing taxpayers millions of pounds in these salaries alone,” said Rachel Reeves.

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