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NHS may need to lose 137,000 staff to meet £20 billion savings target

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/03/2009

David Rose

"The NHS may need to cut its workforce by about 10 per cent the equivalent of 137,000 staff to help to meet planned savings of £20 billion, according to a leaked Department of Health report.

"A study commissioned from the consultancy firm McKinsey and Company recommends cutting clinical staff posts as well as administrators to meet efficiency savings by 2014, suggesting a knock-on effect to patient care.

"The report, seen by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), recommends a range of possible actions, such as a recruitment freeze starting in the next two years, a reduction in medical school places from October and an early retirement programme to encourage older GPs and community nurses to make way for new blood/talent." Read on...

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"NHS may need to lose 137,000 staff to meet £20 billion savings target", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2009. Consulté le 17/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/nhs-may-need-to-lose-137-000-staff-to-meet-20-billion-savings-target