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Taxpayers billed £73,000 to ‘coach’ the man with no shame and two colleagues ahead of grilling by MPs over NHS IT system disaster

Taxpayers billed £73,000 to ‘coach’ the man with no shame and two colleagues ahead of grilling by MPs over NHS IT system disaster

TAXPAYERS were billed more than £73,000 for consultants to help prepare beleaguered NHS chief Sir David Nicholson and two other NHS bosses for a grilling by MPs, it emerged last night.

The trio relied on the consultants’ technical reports’ to face the Commons hearing last month over the problems dogging the disastrous NHS IT system.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the consultants, hired from February, were paid £1,714 a day for the first 29.5 days, then £1,000 a day for 23 days, at a total cost of £73,563. Read more

The Daily Mail | 3rd July 2013

Disgraced Gen David Petraeus will make $150,000 to teach three hours a week at a public university

General David Petraeus’ retreat to the Ivory Tower has proved quite rewarding.

According to a report published on Gawker today, the former C.I.A. director will earn $150,000 teaching a public policy course three hours a week at the City University of New York. Comparatively, most full time adjunct professors only make $25,000 per year.

Gawker originally reported that Petraeus would be earning $200,000 dollars for the course, which was the number they found in documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIL) request. Read more

Ashley Collman | The Daily Mail | 2nd July 2013



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