Former NMC chief executive Sarah Thewlis received a pay-off of nearly £122,000 after resigning last year, according to the regulator’s accounts.
The accounts for the financial year ending in March, published this week, show Ms Thewlis received £121,825 ‘by way of compensation in connection with the termination of her employment.’
Ms Thewlis resigned after a highly damning report by the healthcare super-regulator, the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence.
This had been sparked by a House of Commons adjournment debate organised by Livingstone MP and former nurse, Jim Devine, which claimed there was a culture of ‘bullying and racism’ at the NMC.
The crisis at the NMC was exclusively revealed by Nursing Times in February last year.