NHS Is Spending £40 Million A Year On ‘Diversity Officers’

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Britains National Health Service (NHS) is spending at least £40 million per year, in taxpayers money, on diversity staff.

Data has revealed that there are more than 800 diversity and inclusion officers many of whom earn at least £47,000 per year.

Diversity staff are employed to promote equality within health care settings, and implement strategies to reduce inequality in health settings, both in treatments and medical expertise.

The Mail Online reports: Many of the roles are in administration or HR, but current roles being advertised by the NHS include positions in midwifery and other health specialisms too.

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has accused the NHS of ‘picking the pockets’ of working people – but the NHS responded saying it is currently reducing the number of roles.

According to a series of FOI requests to every NHS trust in the UK as well as NHS England, the average trust has three diversity officers, The Sun reports.

It calculated that for the same £40million, the NHS could employ 1,200 extra nurses. 

Current roles available are being advertised for maximum salaries from £32,000 to almost £64,000.

Recently, one such role was up for grabs for as much as £70,000. 

By comparison, the average nurse salary in the NHS is around £33,000, according to The Royal College of Nursing. It typically takes five years to reach this salary level.

The revelations have sparked anger on social media, as users question why such huge sums are being spent on the roles while many NHS workers are struggling to make ends meet amid the cost of living crisis.

But others have pointed out that out of the total NHS budget passed on from the Department for Health and Social Care, this is a tiny amount.

The department gave the NHS £136.1billion in the financial year 2021-2022, making the annual £40million just 0.03 percent of this. 

Campaigner John O’Connell, chief executive of campaign group The TaxPayers’ Alliance, told The Sun: ‘Taxpayers are losing patience with these right-on roles in the health service.

‘Bossy bureaucrats are guilty of picking the pockets of working Brits to fund diversity demagogues instead of nurses and doctors.

‘Health chiefs should focus precious resources on frontline services.’


  1. Yeah well I just saw, Diors 2023 show and it’s vile All black and red themes, indicates sadism, Spanish hateful bullfighters, gross, and monstrous conquistador costumes. All Jesuit tributes to the new world conquerors, with Pilgrim belt buckles as the symbol of Spanish leading the way. Transgender themes oozing everywhere, and that’s the image Signs and symbols The most gruesome even if utterly restrained, display I’ve had to suffer for an awfully long time.

  2. Leviathan: Part IV. Of the Kingdom of Darkness
    Chap. xlvii. Of the Benefit that proceedeth from such Darkness, and to Whom it Accrueth

    [26] The fairies are not to be seized on, and brought to answer for the hurt they do. So also the ecclesiastics vanish away from the tribunals of civil justice.
    [27] The ecclesiastics take from young men the use of reason, by certain charms compounded of metaphysics, and miracles, and traditions, and abused Scripture, whereby they are good for nothing else but to execute what they command them. The fairies likewise are said to take young children out of their cradles, and to change them into natural fools, which common people do therefore call elves, and are apt to mischief.
    [28] In what shop or operatory the fairies make their enchantment, the old wives have not determined. But the operatories of the clergy are well enough known to be the universities, that received their discipline from authority pontifical.
    [29] When the fairies are displeased with anybody, they are said to send their elves to pinch them. The ecclesiastics, when they are displeased with any civil state, make also their elves, that is, superstitious, enchanted subjects, to pinch their princes, by preaching sedition; or one prince, enchanted with promises, to pinch another.
    [30] The fairies marry not; but there be amongst them incubi that have copulation with flesh and blood. The priests also marry not.

    Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan: with selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668. Ed. Edwin Curley. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1994.

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