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NHS gender pay gap has increased since last year

Published on 03/04/19 at 10:03am

The gender pay gap has worsened in the NHS, according to analysis from The Guardian, which found the gender pay gap had widened in 125 NHS trusts.

In total, 198 NHS trusts pay men more, while just 9 pay women more, and 5 pay both genders the same. Of those that paid men more, 24 NHS trusts had median pay gaps of more than 20% or more.  This number was just 19 last year.

Meanwhile 60 NHS trusts had pay gaps in excess of 14.1%, meaning they had bigger pay gaps than the public sector median.

The analysis found that the pay gap had widened across the public sector in England, as the median pay gap increased from 14% last year to 14.1% in 2019.

On average men working in NHS trusts are paid 10% more than their female colleagues.

The average pay gap in the 125 trusts that had seen their pay gaps widen had increased from 9.2% in 2018 to 10.1% this year.

The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS foundation trust in West Sussex reported the biggest pay gap, after it was revealed men were paid 39.9% more than women working in the trust.

Louis Goss

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