Healthcare sector regulator Monitor has revealed it spent £15.7m on consultants in 2012.

Information on the regulator’s consultancy spend is due to be published on its website this afternoon, after a Freedom of Information Act from the HSJ earlier this year.

It shows how much was spent on external consultants from the final quarter of 2011-12 to the end of the third quarter of 2012-13.

The contracts covered everything from “strategic advice” to “impact assessment” and “economic support”.

Some audit and IT work was also included.

To see the full list, see the attachment, left.


The six biggest winners of Monitor contracts from Q4 2011-12 to Q3 2012-13

PWC £3.6m

KPMG £2.2m

Frontier Economics £1.8m

Deloitte £1.6m

McKinsey £1.6m

Ernst and Young shared a £2.1m contract with McKinsey to do contingency planning for Mid-Staffordshire Foundation Trust