Gender pay gap: Women at Whittington Hospital paid 10.6 per cent less than men on average

The Whittington Hospital in Archway. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Archive

The Whittington Hospital in Archway. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Archive - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Women working at the Whittington Hospital in Archway are earning an average 10.6 per cent less per hour than men, new figures have revealed.

All organisations who employ more than 250 people had to report their gender pay gap, the difference between the average hourly rate they pay men and female eomployees, to the government by March 31.

Employers have also had to publish the gender split of their employees in four broad pay bands, as a large gender pay gap can stem from the problem of having fewer women working at the top end of the pay scale.

However, the NHS workforce is more than three-quarters female, and there are more women in every pay band.

The top group of earners at Whittington Hospital NHS Trust is 75.3pc female, while in the lowest group of earners 70.8pc of staff are women.

The gap between what male and female workers earn based on average hourly earnings for all workers in the UK in 2017 was 17.4pc,

The local figures also show that men employed at the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust were more likely to receive a bonus than women but those women who were given a bonus got 17.3pc more than men.

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A Whittington Health NHS Trust spokesperson said: “Our gender pay gap is largely driven by a small number of male administrative staff who receive proportionately high pay on an hourly basis. In a number of our staff groups – such as nursing, allied health professionals and coctors in training – our female staff earn more per hour on average than our male staff.

“We also have more female consultants who have been successful in receiving clinical excellence awards than male consultants.

“We already actively support women to return to work following maternity and adoption leave and offer flexible working arrangements. We are committed to tackling this issue and will be developing further actions to address this.“

At the Royal Free Hospital, in nearby Hampstead, women are earning 17.7pc less per hour than men, figures have revealed.

Men at the hospital also receive higher bonuses than women, who get on average 22.1pc less.

The top group of earners at Royal Free London NHS Foundation trust is 62.4pc female, while in the lowest group 73pc of staff are women.