Norwich CCG explains why former chief received £57,000 exit package
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Bosses of Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have defended a pay-out to their former boss who resigned three months after a court case.
Jonathon Fagge was paid six months salary of £57,120 by Norwich CCG after resigning at the end of April 2015. He had already been on temporary leave for four months from November 2014 to February 2015.
Mr Fagge was accused of assault by beating by his then wife, but magistrates cleared him of the charge after a trial.
The court case was heard in February, after which Mr Fagge returned to work, but he resigned three months
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According to the CCG, his pay-out was in lieu of notice.
A CCG spokesman said: 'Mr Fagge's resignation was by mutual agreement.
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The terms were in accordance with his contractual entitlement and with the agreement of the CCG's governing body and NHS England.'
The spokesman added the CCG's independent auditors had confirmed the payment was 'appropriate to the circumstances'.