Sunday, 2 May 2010

Secret plans to cut thousands of trainee jobs for NHS doctors and nurses

NHS bosses have drawn up secret plans to axe thousands of jobs for doctors and nurses after the election, despite Labour's claims that it would protect front line services if it retained power

Health authorities have identified thousands of training posts to be axed as part of swingeing cuts planned by the current Government.

Thousands of training places are being axed across the country by health officials who were told to expect cuts of £650 million a year from the national NHS training budget in the next three years.

In the East of England more than 500 posts for trainee nurses, midwives and hospital medics will be lost by 2012, under the plans.

Hospitals across the South West intend to remove 280 posts for junior hospital doctors. more...


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