MCA responds to NHS consultancy data

The Management Consultancies Association has responded to data released by the coalition government showing the spending on consultancy by the NHS. The data shows that the NHS spent £313 million on consultancy services including management, legal and architectural consultancy in the 2008-09 financial year.

Speaking about the data, Alan Leaman, Chief Executive of the Management Consultancies Association said:

“The NHS spends 0.3% of its budget on management consultancy and the vast majority of this goes on projects that save the NHS money and improve patient care. MCA research has shown that on average, for every £1 spent on management consultancy, benefits worth the equivalent of £6 are returned to the client. And the amount spent per employee on management consultancy by the NHS is roughly one-tenth that spent by private sector organisations. An organisation as complex and fast-changing as the NHS is entitled to benefit from the high quality advice and delivery that is offered by MCA member companies.”

Download the data provided by the coalition government

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