More NHS job cuts

Another 1,000 jobs are to be axed in the health service, this time from the relatively new NHS Direct, bringing the total job losses across the sector to 13,000 over the past few months.

Submitted by libcom on May 17, 2006

Citing a £15m deficit, health bosses intend to shut centres at Doncaster, Scunthorpe, York, Chester, Bolton, Preston, Chorley, Southport, Cambridge, Croydon, Brighton and Kensington over the next 18 months.

A spokeswoman for Unison's health section announced their intention to stem the flow of cuts by lobbying MPs and the Department of Health, and through participation in the government's consultation exercise.