I always enjoy the wit and irony of the inside back cover. How delighted I was to see that you have now carried it into the body of your journal under the headline 'SHA pays £2m for firm to size up PCT commissioning' as the independent and objective firm chosen is PricewaterhouseCoopers.
I always enjoy the wit and irony of the inside back cover. How delighted I was to see that you have now carried it into the body of your journal under the headline 'SHA pays£2m for firm to size up PCT commissioning' as the independent and objective firm chosen is PricewaterhouseCoopers.

I am sure we can be confident that their report will espouse the clear superiority of current PCT commissioning structures even if this denies their firm a business opportunity.
Terry Bamford, Director, Social Perspectives Network


I am extremely concerned that more and more public money is being spent on engaging management consultants to perform tasks that the chief executives, board directors and their management teams within the NHS should be qualified to do themselves.

If they cannot perform these standard management tasks then why are they employed on high salaries in the first place?

Frank Wood, retired management services consultant.