OMG. NHS actually gets money *back*
I'm going to have to sit down.
Seriously how often does a major UK institution get money *back* from one of the usual suspects?
Trouble is they will be back sniffing round for the next round of reforms, no doubt pitching some kind of "accreditation management system" (WTF that is as it won't exist when they actually start talking about how great it is) to "help" those (budget holding) GP's hold their budgets (and get a chunk of them in the process).
Personally I think the only think that *really* improves these guys will be being publicly *banned* from bidding by an organization they screwed over for X years.
Otherwise it's the banking crisis all over again. Personal gains are kept and the stockholders pick up the pieces, no matter *how* insane the implementation plan was.
Heads I get a $1m bonus, tails you see your shares drop 50%.
Thumbs up for the NHS growing a set big enough to get something substantial off them.
but I suspect CSC will learn nothing from the experience other than cover their tracks better next time.