Half of all trusts have given senior managers a £5,000 pay hike, while most nurses will not be getting a cost of living increase this year.

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests sent to NHS provider trusts in England show that the money spent on executive directors has increased by 6.1% over the past two years, compared to a 1.6% increase for nurses, midwives and health visitors.

Following the government’s decision not to follow advice from the independent Pay Review Body, most nurses will not get a pay rise this year.

Reported by Nursing in Practice. You can read the full story here.

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.