By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline
Published: 02:15 GMT, 8 January 2021 | Updated: 02:23 GMT, 8 January 2021
Test and Trace consultants working for the NHS are being paid an average salary that surpasses the Prime Minister's to help run the Government's coronavirus prevention scheme, it has emerged.
The government-funded service currently employs 2,300 management consultants who are on an average pay of £163,000 - which exceeds Boris Johnson's salary of around £150,000.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The figures from the Department of Health and Social Care also show £375 million has been spent so far on private consultancy services.
It comes as Boris Johnson today announced the NHS will be able to give 200,000 jabs every day by next Friday as part of his ambitious lockdown-ending plans.
Test and Trace consultants are being paid an average pay of £163,000 a consultant - which exceeds Boris Johnson's salary of around £150,000. (Stock image)
Health Minister Helen Whately released the figures, which reflect the number of consultants who were working at the start of November, in response to a question from Labour MP Andy Slaughter.
Mr Slaughter later told The Times: 'These are staggering sums of public money being handed out to consultants with no scrutiny or explanation how they are chosen.
'As we enter the worst phase of the pandemic, if mistakes have been made these must