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NHS boss suspended on £185k pay in Rotherham gets new job in Devon – and is suspended on £300k pay

Discussion in 'In the news...' started by Northerner, Aug 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM.

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  1. Northerner

    Northerner Admin (Retired)

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    A health boss who stayed off work for nine months while being investigated over accusations of bullying continued to receive his £300,000 salary, it has been revealed.

    George Thomson pocketed the cash from struggling Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust despite being absent between March and December 2018 as his behaviour was probed.

    He finally left his post as medical director on 14 December – but not before he’d also picked up a lucrative undisclosed payment “in lieu of notice”.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/nhs-director-work-northern-devon-healthcare-nhs-trust-george-thomson-a9057036.html
     
  2. SueEK

    SueEK Well-Known Member

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    Disgraceful
     
  3. everydayupsanddowns

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    People like this have no shame at all. Particularly given the current financial crisis in the NHS and the huge burden it is under while trying to mop up gaps in social care :mad:
     
  4. Lanny

    Lanny Well-Known Member

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    Talk about fat cats skimming the cream! :(:mad:
     
  5. Northerner

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    How did he manage to get the second job in the first place? Hopefully, that's him out of the NHS for good now, they surely can't give him a third chance :(
     
  6. grovesy

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    I would not bet on it.
     
  7. Pumper_Sue

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  8. Docb

    Docb Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget it is a newspaper report which means you have only heard the part of the story that fits in with the agenda of the newspaper which is mostly about selling copies.
     
  9. Pumper_Sue

    Pumper_Sue Well-Known Member

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    Oh we all know what happened and the reports are accurate I can assure you.
     
  10. Northerner

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    That is absolutely shocking and heartbreaking :( He sounds like a very caring and dedicated man, subjected to a complete lack of understanding :(
     
  11. Pumper_Sue

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    That sums up the whole situation, it's not often I cry but I did when I heard what had happened. Alastair brought the diabetes care out of the 16th century up to modern day standards and really cared and listened to what his patients needed and wanted it was a pity no one listened to him. He left twins aged 12 and his lovely wife. As far as I and many others are concerned the perpetrator got away with murder and should hang his head in shame at the very least should be struck off.
     

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