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Directors at 'unsafe' mental health trust got pay rise

From BBC - November 3, 2017

Four directors at an "unsafe" mental health trust received 10k pay rises, despite failing to improve standards.

As reported in the EADT, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) boosted pay to 108,000 after it came out of special measures in 2016.

The Trust, which went back into special measures last month, said the salaries had been "significantly lower" than comparable roles.

A campaign group said the pay rise was "completely unjustifiable".

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the trust as inadequate after it found the board had not addressed serious concerns raised in 2014.

It also said the board of the NSFT had failed to ensure "unsafe environments were made safe".

A host of improvements have been called for and a director will be attached to the trust to ensure they are carried out

NSFT is the only mental health trust in England in special measures and only came out in October last year.

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