Health reforms introduced by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley have put the NHS under pressure as the amount that has to be spent on health reforms is quite high. The health service has been reportedly spending millions on extra management and consultation.
The Monitor watchdog was introduced in the year 2004 to keep an eye on the proceedings of the NHS. It suggests that reforms proposed by Lansley were to affirm that the health service works efficiently and manages the finances well and effectively
Figures revealed that one of the health services in almost a year has spent over £7million on management consultants, interim staff and legal issues.
Detailed reports suggest that since last year June, an estimated £5.1million has been spent on consultants and almost £1.5million on temporary staff to manage the extra work under the Health Secretary.
The spending has been made possible by cutting short the services in other departments of the NHS, including lowering the number of jobs, to keep the overall budget in control.
More than 4,000 posts to be given to nurses have been lost, an increase has been seen in waiting times and several maternity divisions have been closed.
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said, "David Cameron has his priorities all wrong and will pay a heavy price for his broken NHS promises".
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