A hospital chief exec isn’t on all that much money for the size of business that he/she runs, which may have a budget of over £700mn a year. Private sector CEOs with a similar budgets tend to be on way more.People are confusing a supply chain and supply contracts with the provision of most services, even then some NHS services have been outsourced for years. Surely best value for money is the ultimate goal while providing the best healthcare possible. So if this is paying 2p per tablet from one supplier outside the EU or paying 30p for the same tablet inside the EU, what is the best value to us the Taxpayer. This goes for cleaning, maintenance etc. etc. the money saved should be ploughed back to frontline services, but seems to be directed to Managers wages and bonuses.