The Herald makes much, without actually telling us who is ‘angry’, about a £1 million, in total, awarded to consultants by NHS Scotland, including £90K to KPMG and £68 000 to PwC.
The total NHS Scotland budget is £15.3 billion. £1 million is 0.00653594%. In 2018/19 NHS England spent 7.2% of its budget on private providers: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/articles/big-election-questions-nhs-privatised
In 2018/19, NHS England spent around £300 million on private consultants and in 2021 spent £375 million on the failed test & trace system alone: https://lowdownnhs.info/coronavirus/the-great-consultancy-boom-from-covid-to-icss/