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NHS staff 'at risk of redundancy'

NHS staff 'at risk of redundancy'

In excess of 70 medical professionals in the north of England may face compulsory redundancy in the near future, it has emerged.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has announced today (March 6th) it is looking to cut around £4 million from its budget over the coming months in order to form part of its restructuring plans for the new financial year.

Last month, the body - which was formed in 2005 and provides services to more than 250,000 people - revealed it was beginning a voluntary redundancy process as it attempted to minimise compulsory job losses.

However, chief executive Brian James has now indicated this may have to be widened over the coming weeks as the organisation continues to hold discussions and negotiate with the relevant unions and representative bodies.

"[The trust] needs to identify ways to continue to improve our services for patients whilst being even more efficient," he noted.

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Posted by Francesca Witney