Darzi review costs £1.2 million

The cost of the controversial Darzi review is £1.2 million, according to health minister Ann Keen.

Professor Sir Ara Darzi
Professor Sir Ara Darzi

In a written statement to the House of Commons, Ms Keen said the NHS Next Stage Review was core business for the NHS and as such involved no additional cost to the taxpayer.

However, she added: ‘The total departmental spend so far on staff, patients and public engagement in direct connection with the review is £1.2 million.’

The Darzi review proposed that more than half of GP practices open extended hours.
It is also likely to further threaten the future of the MPIG.

The final review will be published in June 2008.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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