Former Nursing and Midwifery Council chief executive Sarah Thewlis received a payoff 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.

From Nursing Times.