Category Archives: National Health Service

Damning report by the National Audit Office into the Government’s emergency COVID procurements

Read the full report here. Highlights: 1) Contracts worth £18bn were awarded, £10.5bn of these with ZERO competition 2) Spending controls were not applied due to the seniority of staff working on contracts 3) Gov did not set out a process to mitigate risks such as bias or conflicts of interest 4) A “high-priority lane” was set up for firms […]

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Sage Advice just released ( 12/10/20 evening ) and ignored by Government commentary from Playbook website

SAGE ADVICE: Downing Street is facing an increasingly dangerous situation this morning following last night’s sensational document dump from the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE) — which revealed No. 10 rejected advice from its experts to implement a “circuit-breaker” lockdown to get on top of the coronavirus in September. The SAGE minutes from a Zoom meeting on September 21 […]

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