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BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 07 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g41

New NHS bodies spent millions on management consultants: England’s new clinical commissioning groups spent £17.6m (€21.2m; $28.9m) on external management consultants to help implement changes to the NHS imposed by the Health and Social Care Act in the first six months of the 2013-14 financial year, an information request by the Labour shadow health minister Liz Kendall has shown. In addition, commissioning support units spent £10m on consultants, Monitor spent £8.5m, NHS England spent £1.8m, and …

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