NHS spending watchdog spends £500k asking management consultants to clarify its 'purpose' The health service’s financial watchdog will spend £500k on private management consultants to help define its “purpose”, just two years after spending £630k on a similar consultancy project when it was set up.
NHS Improvement is responsible for managing NHS hospitals spending, including taking action against those trusts that fail to hit increasingly tough spending targets.
It also monitors hospital spending on areas like consultancy services, with any deals over £50,000 needing its prior approval.
But in a message to its employees, sent last week, NHS Improvement said it has struck a deal with consultancy McKinsey for a sum 10 times this amount. The Independent