NHS spending on KPMG and United Health

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Dear NHS England,
This is a Freedom of Information request for the following:

- All details of all contracts between Greater East Midlands CSU and UnitedHealth in the 2013/14 financial year .

Figures released by NHS England show that GEM CSU paid UnitedHealth £118,800 on 28 February 2014 for 'Consultancy services'. As this is a very broad term, please could you detail specifically what United Health was consulting on, as well as the dates it was contracted, the total value of the contract, and any other details relating to the work.

- All details of all contracts between Greater East Midlands CSU and KPMG.

Figures released by NHS England show that GEMS CSU paid KPMG £1,241,143 in the six months between October 2013 and March 2014 for 'Consultancy services'. Again, as this is a very broad term, please could you detail specifically what KPMG was consulting on, as well as the dates it was contracted, the total value of the contract, and any other details relating to the work. In addition KPMG was paid a further £94,720 by GEM CSU for 'Supplies and general services'. This is again very vague. Could you detail specifically what supplies and services KPMG provided to GEMS for the money.

Yours faithfully,

Tamasin Cave

Contactus England (HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INFORMATION CENTRE), NHS England

Our reference: SDR- 369752 - Acknowledgement

 

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2014.

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FOI England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS England

Dear Ms Cave,

 

Re:      Freedom of Information request (Our Ref: SDR-369752)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 28 November
2014.

 

Your exact request was:-

 

“This is a Freedom of Information request for the following:

 

- All details of all contracts between Greater East Midlands CSU and
United Health in the 2013/14 financial year.

 

Please could you detail specifically what United Health was consulting on,
as well as the dates it was contracted, the total value of the contract,
and any other details relating to the work?

 

- All details of all contracts between Greater East Midlands CSU and KPMG.

 

Please could you detail specifically what KPMG was consulting on, as well
as the dates it was contracted, the total value of the contract, and any
other details relating to the work? Could you detail specifically what
supplies and services KPMG provided to GEMS for the money?”

 

NHS England holds this information.

 

No contracts are held between Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support
Unit (GEM CSU) and United Health. Payments made to United Health were made
by a company sub-contracted by KPMG.

 

A number of consultancy organisations have supported GEM CSU on a project
by project basis since April 2013 in order to provide specialist support
and expertise to improve services, functions and increase efficiency. All
consultancy services have been procured under formal procurement rules to
complement the capacity and capability we have in-house.

 

The projects that KPMG have provided services for are:

 

·         The development of a customer account function

·         The development of a performance management system

·         Support to Specialised Commissioning projects – on behalf of NHS
England

·         Development of a commercial strategy

·         Provision of an interim Chief Operating Officer

 

Spend with KPMG September 2013 - March 2014
Customer Account £104,904.54 Development of Customer Account Function
Director Support
Development of a £265,033.28 Development of Performance Management
Performance System
Management system
Enhanced Analytics £500,000.00 Development of Information Services
and Insights
Project
Specialised £209,438.25 Support to Specialised Commissioning
Commissioning Project
Project
Support to £161,767.75 Development of Commercial Strategy
Commercial
Strategy
development
Interim COO £94,720.00 Interim Chief Operating
Officer                                

 

I hope this information is helpful. However, if you are dissatisfied, you
have the right to ask for an internal review by writing to us, within two
months of the date of this letter, to:

 

NHS England

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REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Email: [1][NHS England request email]

 

Please quote the reference number SDR-369752 in any future communications.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Adam Grindrod

Customer Contact Centre Case Officer

Transformation and Corporate Operations Directorate

 

NHS England

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REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Tel: 0300 311 22 33

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