Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust plans 430 job cuts

An NHS trust in Yorkshire has announced hundreds of jobs cuts in a bid to save millions of pounds.

About 430 posts will be cut at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as part of a plan aimed at saving £84m in the next three years.

Chief executive, Neil McKay, said there were no current plans for redundancies and it is hoped the cuts can be met through leaving vacant posts unfilled.

McKay said the savings had to be made because of an increased savings requirement by the Department of Health and a new national Payment by Results initiative.

He said: “We have detailed plans in place to achieve these savings, including a major programme of change management designed to improve the efficiency of our services and bring our operational costs into line with our peers.”

The trust will meet its targets by reducing the amount of money spent on temporary staff and using the workforce more flexibly, McKay said.

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