Newton Europe business manager Ed Burns
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NHS consultant overtime 'can reach over £100,000'

Some consultants are making more than £100,000 a year in overtime payments from the NHS, the BBC has learnt.

The sums, paid on top of basic salaries and bonuses, have been criticised at a time when the health service is trying to save money.

Ed Burns, from Newton Europe, a consultancy which has carried out work for NHS trusts to improve productivity, said poor job planning was the most common cause of high overtime payments.

  • 13 Jan 2011