The NHS is paying out almost £40 million a year in bonus payments to leading medics at a time of intense pressure on services.

Consultants are taking home lucrative payments of up to £75,000 a year through the system of “distinction awards” and “discretionary points”, on top of annual salaries of up to £102,000.

Reported by Edinburgh News. You can read the full story here. 

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