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Topic: Evening Standard article re local hospitals 24 March 2015
Posted by: Jean F Fernandez
Date/Time: 24/03/15 18:21:00

A&E's GPs SPENT 13M ON CONSULTANTS

Officials leading a controversial GP-led shake-up of emergency and maternity care in West London spent 13.4million on consultants in 9 months, it was revealed today.

The Shaping A healthier Future plan saw the closure of A&E's at Central Middlesex and Hammersmith Hospitals last September. Ealing Hospital's maternity department is due to close this year, and A&E's at Ealing and Charing Cross will be downgraded within years.

A Freedom of Information request found that between April and December last year the GPs in charge of the reorganisaion awarded 22 contracts to firms including McKinsey, PwC, PA Consulting anf M&C Saatchi.

Health campaigner Dr Louise Irvine said: "These figures cover only 9 months of the 3 years and more that the SAHF project has been running. Where is the value for money audit on work done by these consulatants to show what has been achieved for these millions?"

A Shaping A Healthier Future spokeswoman said: "We are undertaking large scale improvements for our two million residents, including increasing access to primary care, joining up health and social care, improviung hospitals; and enhancing mental health services.

To deliver these we often need a wide renge of specialist experience for a short period of time, which is what these external consultants provide."
@RossLydall

Ross Lydall
Health Editor

Well, it's only money, eh folks???


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Evening Standard article re local hospitals 24 March 201524/03/15 18:21:00 Jean F Fernandez
   Re:Evening Standard article re local hospitals 24 March 201524/03/15 19:13:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Evening Standard article re local hospitals 24 March 201524/03/15 20:14:00 Jean F Fernandez
         Re:Re:Re:Evening Standard article re local hospitals 24 March 201525/03/15 10:28:00 Sam Hearn
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Evening Standard article re local hospitals 24 March 201525/03/15 14:19:00 Penny Flood
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Evening Standard article re local hospitals 24 March 201525/03/15 15:49:00 Richard Jennings
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Evening Standard article re local hospitals 24 March 201525/03/15 16:08:00 Penny Flood
            McKinsey25/03/15 16:25:00 Thomas Barry

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