In the next two weeks the final accounts of the 161 primary care trusts and strategic health authorities that were abolished in April under Andrew Lansley’s controversial reforms will be published…
Charlotte Leslie, a Tory member of the Commons Health Select Committee, believes that despite all the changes the Government has failed to get a grip on the NHS culture. “There’s a powerful cabal within the Department of Health that will hijack any reform to make sure it’s still jobs for the boys and girls,” she says. “The NHS is a club for managers. It’s a completely unaccountable system with people merrily waltzing around the merry-go-round picking up £200,000 every time they pass Go.”
To read the full article and the threat to Mr Cameron when the full NHS accounts are published read here.NHS payoff scandal could cost David Cameron dear. I just wonder if they all signed a gagging “disclaimer”…..? It doesn’t sound as if many managers became depressed..
“It’s a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.”
― Harry S. Truman
Addendum 1st November 2013:
The Times’ Chris Smyth, Lucy Bannerman, & Kathryn Nave 1st November 2013 report: £1m payoff, then NHS brings back managers
“A married couple who were both NHS managers received redundancy money of almost £1 million before being taken back on by the health service a few months later.
They are among dozens of senior staff given payoffs of more than £100,000 after 161 NHS bodies were abolished under health reforms this year, according to accounts published yesterday. Many found new jobs in the NHS….”