Monday, June 25, 2012

Senior Hospital Boss Leaving for KPMG Job Is Malcolm Lowe-Lauri

Now there's a surprise! The chief executive of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has quit.
Malcolm Lowe-Lauri is leaving after four years in the job. 
Yet another senior executive abandons the NHS to join the private sector where all the big bucks will be made as the NHS gets carved up and sold off.   Mr Lowe-Lauri, knowing fully well how the NHS will be affected in the coming months and years obviously needed to get out quickly take his "monetary entitlements" from the taxpayer and get into the private sector fast, where he will be in line for more taxpayer funded payments (even if indirectly),  probably to ensure he gets his "golden hellos" and "golden goodbyes" and "bonuses" and "solid gold pensions". 
When he left he said:
"Naturally, some people will want to speculate about my plans."At this stage I'm unable to go into detail but I will confirm them in due course."

"You bet we would want to speculate Malcolm you got that right!"
Especially since Malcolm Lowe-Lauri, is one and the same Malcolm Lowe-Lauri of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust's Chief Executive, who emailed staff in June saying they might not be paid in July 2011.
So where is he going? Answer: KPMG. (No wonder he kept that quiet!)
What is KPMG? KPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services, which include audit, tax, and advisory.
One of the services that KPMG provides is  Managing Regulatory and Reputation Risk   and Public Sector Risk Consulting Browse the A-Z list of services that KPMG provide HERE 
In January 2011 a KPMG-led consortium won a contract to support the first wave of health services in London that will be commissioned by GPs.The Big Four firm said that it's "Partnership for Commissioning" [PCP] consortium -- comprising the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), Healthskills, Primary Care Commissioning (PCC), United Health UK and Morgan Cole -- had won the contract to provide GPs with a range of business and finance support. 
In the sweeping reforms of the NHS being introduced by the Tory-led coalition government, GPs will take over responsibility for commissioning healthcare from Primary Care Trusts.

And just to prove that the Tory saying of: "we're all in this together" is true; well for those with their snouts in the trough of privatisation and the Tory world of banking, hedge funds, venture capitalism, City financiers  it is anyway  (you know all those that dropped the UK economy AND the global economy right in it ). Not forgetting either, that private health care companies also donate to the Tory party, companies like Care UK and John Nash and his wife Caroline who as well as donating £100,000 to the Tory party ALSO donated £22,000 to the now Health Secretary's office during the 2010 general election when Andrew Lansley was still in opposition, it should be no surprise to learn that;

KMPG is also a donor to the Conservative party! 

KPMG has donated over £500,000 in cash and services to the Tory party since 2005. Among other donations are almost £400,000 worth of non-cash services from Deloitte and more than £500,000 from PWC. Grant Thornton has made a non-cash donation of £15,000 over the same period.

In order to get all these Tory doning companies a piece of the sumptuous "NHS carvery", first Cameron, Osborne and Clegg had to get rid of the Audit Commission, which they did and this made way for these companies to benefit from taking NHS funding OUT of the NHS and placing it into the bank accounts of these Tory doning companies and shareholders - just like those of us who have campaigned to "Keep Our NHS Public" have stated many, many times.

Let's be fair and not forget all the lobbying companies like the infamous McKinsey's revolving door because they are "all in it together too"!

Now see, they really are all in it together and they are taking us all for mugs!

I have included this piece below which those with a few minutes to spare may find interesting, (it comes from a previous write up on this blog)

McKinsey and Company

There have been recent revelations about McKinsey and Company (not real news to those who read this blog, we exposed much of this months ago). However, I think we need to learn much more about exactly how much money to date has been earned out of the NHS by McKinsey, and how many NHS contracts have been awarded to McKinsey's clients and how many of these companies donate financially to the Conservative party. In the interests of transparency and good governance, this information must be exposed, however, as McKinsey is a private consultancy company, UK law has no precedence to force McKinsey to reveal information about its clients, even if it is in the public interest, and McKinsey & Co refuse point blank to be open about who their clients are and what they do and what their interest is in the British NHS. Considering McKinsey's reluctance, is it appropriate that this country be kept in the dark about the dealings of private health care companies in the country's treasured health service?

During the debate for the "Publication of the government's strategic NHS Risk Register in the House of Commons on February 22 2012, Andrew Lansley,  the Health Secretary,  made a point of saying that he had not met with McKinsey.  I found this an extraordinary admission! Not least because if true, it beggars belief that that Lansley is trying to say he has not met with any of the companies that are fighting to be in powerful positions for providing essential services for the carve up of the £100 BILLION NHS budget.  

Has Andrew Lansley not met with David Bennett head of  Monitor who is going to be taking such a pivotal role supposedly  overseeing regulation of the private sector involvement in the NHS?  That neither he nor the Prime Minister know anyone passing through the 'revolving door' of employment between the Government and McKinsey? Why is this government so intent on keeping the public in the dark and making deliberately misleading statements?

Monitor their roll is to authorise and regulate NHS foundation trusts and identify actual and potential financial and non-financial problems. Monitor features heavily in Lansley's controversial Health and Social Care Reforms Bil

David Bennett - Monitor , a former partner of the global US consultancy McKinsey for 20 years.  While at McKinsy, Mr Bennett produced a report which urged the purchase of off-the-shelf software from major commercial companies or paid them to adapt of one of their systems for the Blair government. This is the failed NHS National Programme for  IT project,  (NPfit). Note that this is the very programme which David Cameron and Andrew Lansley like to blame on the  Labour government and  the very programme which was actually sold to Tony Blair by a McKinsey team at a meeting in February 2002. The team chief was David Bennett, who is now the head of Monitor. Politicians are politicians and probably not IT experts, in fairness what would the majority of them know about IT systems? How easy was it for companies like McKinsey to leach money out of the British taxpayer for projects like this? It also begs the question;" if the present government were so affronted by this failed IT contract of the Labour government years, then why are they hiring David Bennett and why are they heavily involved with McKinsey now"?  Does Andrew Lansley still maintain he has had no connections at all with McKinsey?

  • McKinsey & Company paid for NHS regulator staff to go to lavish events
  • Many Health and Social Care Bill proposals drawn up by the McKinsey & company
  • Document shows it has used access to Government to help form policy and then share that information share information with other clients
  • McKinsey also worked closely with previous Tory government on disastrous Railtrack privatisation under John Major
Dr Nicolaus Henke McKinsey Director met with David Cameron, Prime MinisterDavid Willetts  Secretary of State for Science and Universities to discuss science issues  in June 2011. Mr Henke is also a member of a No 10 ‘kitchen cabinet’ which advises the Prime Minister on health policy!

Paul Bate former McKinsey Director and the former adviser to Tony Blair, Mr Bate was appointed by David Cameron to run the "kitchen cabinet" in March 201. There is a ‘revolving door’ between McKinsey and the health service means that there are numerous former employees of McKinsey already embedded in jobs which will be critical if the Health and Social Care Reforms Bill is enacted. 

Adrian Masters  Director of Strategy Monitor -  was previously Director of the Health Team in the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit. Before that his career included spells with McKinsey, IBM and Price Waterhouse. Has accepted hospitality from Mckinsey's.

Helen Whately - Former Conservative parliamentary candidate has shrugged off any suggestion of a conflict of interest, after it emerged she works for the same consultants helping draw up plans which could see the A+E or maternity unit at Kingston Hospital removed.
Her website states she works as a management consultant specialising in healthcare, mainly in the NHS but does not mention her employer McKinsey

The Tory government's plans for the NHS (and welfare, education and policing) are basically all about outsourcing. By outsourcing as many  NHS and social care services as possible, the government will hope to reduce its expenditure on the NHS and social care. This is the actual ethos of the Conservative party, they have always wanted "small government" and they have always wanted to rid themselves of the NHS which they have previously described as a "millstone", in effect and by their own admission, the Tories want "small government".
Small government to the Tories means that they can absolve themselves from the responsibility of providing NHS, social and welfare care, which is why there was so much consternation about a clause in the government's Health and Social Care Bill which will allow the Health Secretary to stop being responsible for providing healthcare to the public. The Tories aim is to privatise all our public services. This will almost certainly result in a fragmented health and welfare services, police and education will follow. This means that the private sector will be providing all our services, they will not be doing this for philanthropic reasons, they will be doing this with the sole intention of making a profit. It means they will be given a set amount of money by the government to run services and providing they can run those services for less money then they will pocket the profits. This will mean a cut in the standard and quality of care it will mean fewer services offered, the profit motive to cut jobs, wage levels, staff conditions or the quality of services will become all encompassing. These private companies are out to make profit, it is why they are in existence, they are not in existence to provide health education or policing for nothing, at the end of the day, taxpayers money will be taken out of our public services and end up in the pockets and bank accounts of the very people that caused the global recession. Many private health companies also have their fingers in Hedge fund pies, and venture capitalism etc. Anyone who doubts what I am saying read  John Nash here, or Emma Harrison here.

Yes it's really true, companies like KPMG,  McKinsey, Deloitte, PWC and our Tory government and their lackeys really are all in it together"


Anonymous said...

Always knew he was up to no good. Rumours he was involved in fraud and had a conflict of interest. Our health services deserves better. Glad he has gone but he has done a lot of damage.

Gracie Samuels said...

Hi, Anonymous, contact me if you want (you can remain anonymous). I'd be interested in learning more!

Gracie x


Anonymous said...

I have a copy of a damaging report (not made public) in to a very serious incident at LRI . Malcom resigned just before the report was published!

Anonymous said...

What a load of petty dogshit this is eh.

Anonymous said...

How did he do any damage? the man earned a CBE for SERVICES TO THE NHS! Jealousy is a cruel mistress I guess.