Health written question – answered on 4th April 2005.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the salaries are of the eight regional directors of the National Institute for Mental Health, England (NIMHE); what the cost is of running NIMHE; and how many people have been employed by NIMHE in each year since its inception.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

The salary range for National Institute for Mental Health (NIMHE) regional directors is between £78,000 and £115,000. The eight regional directors are employed by different local national health service organisations and as such, their salary details are not collected centrally. The salaries of NIMHE regional directors are not set centrally but, are decided by the local arrangements of the host organisation.

NIMHE's budget for 2004–05 is £22.903 million. Of this, £10.61 million is allocated to regional development centres, £9.7725 million to NIMHE national programmes, £2.22 million for central running costs, and £300,000 for NIMHE fellows.

Since NIMHE's establishment in June 2002, NIMHE has employed 56.8 whole time equivalent (wte) members of staff in 2002–03, 139.9 wte in 2003–04, and 230.15 wte in 2004–05.

The NIMHE in England was established to directly support front-line organisations to improve their care, helping them to develop services consistent with the standards laid out in the national service framework. The NIMHE regional centres often employ or second in on a part-time basis—clinical staff from front line organisations.

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Posted on 14 Apr 2005 12:38 am (Report this annotation)

I am shocked to discover that the nimhe directors receive as much as the chief executives of the various nhs the nimhe directors work a 5 day week as a rule?