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NHS spent £500 million on management consultants with Labour links

The Department of Health has spent almost £500 million on management consultants, including deals with firms which have hired senior Labour figures and high ranking civil servants.The disclosure of more than 100 contracts worth a total of £470 million last night engulfed the labour Government in accusations of “cronyism”. Among those recruited by the favoured […]

Nurses warn NHS health trusts plan thousands of job cuts by stealth

A survey by the RCN found thousands of jobs were already earmarked for cuts in an attempt to slash costs. Health trusts are planning to cut thousands of staff “by stealth” to deliver £20bn of “NHS efficiencies”, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing. Labour reacted by promising that there would be […]