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NHS Lothian agrees £1m redundancy settlements

NHS Lothian agrees £1m redundancy settlements
Redundancy settlements worth more than £1 million were awarded to members of staff at a healthcare trust last year, new figures have revealed.

According to the Scotsman, NHS Lothian granted this level of payments between 26 members of staff who voluntarily left the body throughout 2010-11, with the average sum being received by those leaving set at more than £41,000.

In total, the auditor general's report on the state of NHS Scotland, revealed the board shed 734 professionals during this timeframe - the majority of which came through retirement and staff turnover - as it sought to meet new government spending requirements.

Alan Boyter, director of human resources and organisational development at the organisation, told the news source these figures are an indication that NHS Lothian is willing to consider individual requests for redundancy.

Recently, research conducted by the Chartered Management Institute revealed that more than 20 per cent of bosses across the UK are expecting job losses during 2012.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas