NHS reforms cost taxpayer £1bn for redundancies, IT, closures and more
Controversial changes to the way the NHS is run have so far cost more than £1bn to implement, the government has confirmed.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the cost of implementing the Health and Social Care Act had already exceeded £1bn and was likely to cost a total of £1.5bn.
£435m had been spent on staff redundancies. £54m had been spent on IT for the new organisations. £42m was spent on estates costs of closing bodies and setting up new organisations. And £22m went on...
20 July 2013
Source: The Guardian 19 December 2014
Source: Health Service Journal 18 December 2014