Civil Servants: Pay

Health written question – answered on 24th February 2009.

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Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) civil servants, (b) permanent non-civil servants and (c) temporary or agency staff are employed at each (i) grade and (ii) salary range on the 18 week referral to treatment team.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

holding answer 23 February 2009

The 18 weeks referral to treatment commitment is programme managed by a mixture of civil servants, secondees and temporary staff. The majority of these staff work on this area as part of other wider responsibilities. A breakdown of these staff is shown in the following table:

Civil servants (by civil service pay band from national pay range minimum to inner London pay range maximum)
Grade Number Salary range (£)
Senior Civil Servant Pay Band 2 1 81,600-160,000
Senior Civil Servant Pay Band 1 4 57,300-116,000
Grade 6 1 52,265-72,636
Grade 7 4 41,481-59,961
Senior Executive Officer 3 30,690-44,473
Higher Executive Officer 2 24,611-36,219
Executive Officer 1 19,445-28,935
Administrative Officer 1 15,530-22,678
Permanent non-civil servants (by national health service pay band unless otherwise stated)
Grade Number Salary range (£)
Very Senior Manager (Senior Civil Servant Pay Band 1 equivalent) 2 (1)57,300-116,000
Band 9 4 73,617-93,098
Band 8D 5 62,337-77,179
Band 8C 2 52,007-64,118
Executive Officer (civil service equivalent) 1 19,445-28,935
(1) A percentage of the trust Chief Executive's salary. (See following note)


See Appendix E of "Pay Framework for Very Senior Managers (VSM) in Strategic and Special Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts and Ambulance Trusts" (October 2008)—a copy of which has been placed in the Library. The two VSM fall within the Senior Civil Servant pay band 1 equivalent range.

Temporary or agency staff (by NHS pay band or civil service pay band equivalent)
Grade Number Salary range (£)
Band 9 (NHS equivalent) 1 73,617-93,098
Band 8D (NHS equivalent) 2 62,337-77,179
Band 8C (NHS equivalent) 3 52,007-64,118
Band 8B (NHS equivalent) 2 43,211-53,432
Band 6 (NHS equivalent) 1 24,103-32,653
Band 5 (NHS equivalent) 1 20,225-26,123
Grade 7 (civil service equivalent) 2 41,481-59,961
Higher Executive Officer (civil service equivalent) 1 24,611-36,219
Administrative Officer (civil service equivalent) 1 15,530-22,678
Temporary NHS clinical advice/patient representation from the charity sector
Grade Number Sessional day rate range (£)
NHS Medical Consultants/GPs/Patient representatives 6 300-800

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