The Department of Health has issued supplementary guidance to its pay framework for very senior managers, covering director of public health posts in primary care trusts.

The guidance pegs PCT public health directors' pay at 70 per cent of the pay of their chief executives, but says other arrangements may be made for medical consultants. A specimen job description and person specification, agreed with the Faculty of Public Health, were issued in June.

For a PDF of the guidance document, click here