NHS reforms cost taxpayer £1bn for redundancies, IT, closures and more


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...

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Source: Public Service
20 July 2013

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