Monday, May 15, 2006

NHS Reform?

I missed this in The Guardian (Thanks to Burning Our Money - see Links - from where I have borrowed it): "A team of consultants who drew up plans to cut 400 hospital jobs have been paid almost £700,000 in three months. The turnaround team from KPMG has been paid the money after the firm was hired by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which is mired in £40.9 million debt. Geoff Martin of Health Emergency said: "It's a scandal that big firms of accountants are being paid fat fees to recommend trusts to sack front-line nurses. That's New Labour's modernisation of the NHS where pen-pushers and hit-squads are seen as more important than the hard-working staff at the frontline of our hospital services." (Guardian 11.5.06)


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