The spend on the turnaround programme is shown as follows:
Baseline assessment phase one—£1,493,500 (excluding VAT and expenses)
Baseline assessment phase two—£1,092,400 (excluding VAT and expenses)
National programme office—average cost of £177,000 per month since February 2006 (excluding VAT and expenses)
Following the baseline assessment of some of the most financially challenged organisations, 98 were identified and categorised 1 to 4, with category 1 being an immediate priority—urgent intervention required to drive turnaround. The Department contributed £93,000 towards the cost of support in these 26 organisations; and
Strategic health authority turnaround directors—average cost of £390,000 per month since February 2006 (excluding VAT and expenses).