Costly review of health care a complete failure
IN light of the crisis within the NHS, it is worth asking the question: what was the actual benefit to patients in Northern Ireland of carrying out the Transforming Your Care (TYC) review of health and social care?
According to a response to a recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request, TYC cost a grand total of £486,616.61. These costs included the five-member advisory panel, led by John Compton (salary £140,000, with pension of £1.6m), who collectively received some £46,000 for services rendered.
Consultants Deloitte received £106,000, McCann PR received £10,000, the cost of sundry venues for "stakeholder" meetings amounted to £3,600 and Ipsos Mori received £9,360 for carrying out an "Omnibus Survey".
The TYC review really was a complete failure, in that it did not really focus on exactly where change needs to be transformed and where it does not need to be transformed.