I just want to say how appalled I am that yet again NHS funding has been squandered on Management consultants. This is a classic example of how the Blair government keeps on digging in a hole which the Tories started. It was bad enough that, on taking office in 74, the Wilson/Callaghan government left in place the reorganization which Keith Joseph had been advised on by McKinseys, in spite of the fact that senior civil servants begged them to abort. Now, in spite of a decade of mismanagement under Labour, and two decades, almost, under the Tories, the answer is to hire more bloody quacks.
I have all sorts of reservations about letting doctors and civil servants and politicians run health care. But at least they have some commitment to curing sick people.