MP slams NHS reorganisation as staff face axe

First published in News

BOLTON North East MP David Crausby has blasted the reorganisation of the NHS as hundreds of staff across Greater Manchester receive redundancy notices.

The notices come as the Primary Care Trusts (PCT), which commissioned health services, have been replaced by GP-lead Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG).

The top-down restructure of the National Health Service was one of the earliest decisions of the Coalition Government.

As part of the changes, 400 people in Greater Manchester will receive notice that their job NHS will no longer exist from March 31.

Some may find alternative employment within the NHS by that date, or some may take voluntary redundancy sooner, but any who do not make arrangements by March 31 will be made redundant.

Mr Crausby said: “David Cameron promised he would protect the NHS and there would be no more top-down reorganisations. Now we see the biggest reorganisation of the NHS in history and the cost of that is hundreds of hard working staff members.

“The NHS already faces a huge challenge when it comes to finance and the enormous cost of this reorganisation is causing huge, unnecessary strain. We now have the absurd situation of staff being made redundant by PCTs only to be hired later on to do the same job for a CCG, and hundreds more could join the queue outside the jobcentre.

“It is disgraceful that we have heard so many stories about poor patient care in the last year and yet the Government chooses to waste so much money on an unwanted and unnecessary restructure.”

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9:30am Fri 14 Dec 12

Bendix says...

what are these jobs? diversity officers? play managers? blue sky strategic planning officer? Pray tell.
what are these jobs? diversity officers? play managers? blue sky strategic planning officer? Pray tell. Bendix
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7:27pm Fri 14 Dec 12

jackos says...

As a NHS employee who has already experience of redundancies in Manchester, it is clinicians who are at risk or loosing their jobs. These are the people who have already had a pay freeze for the last 3 years there is no evidence that this is about to change! Of course this should not impact on Patient care!!!
As a NHS employee who has already experience of redundancies in Manchester, it is clinicians who are at risk or loosing their jobs. These are the people who have already had a pay freeze for the last 3 years there is no evidence that this is about to change! Of course this should not impact on Patient care!!! jackos
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5:52am Sat 15 Dec 12

Cats whiskers says...

As an nhs employee at Bolton for over 25 yrs, I feel strongly that having followed Bendix's comments over this period of uncertainty ,he does not really understand how the Trust works.Yes some of the roles appear surplus to what he considers useful ,but others are without doubt essential to providing quality care to a patients journey.Without Play staff a child would find their admission difficult and potentially fearful.Equality and diversity are integral in all care essepicially with such a diverse community in Bolton.
Bolton Trust needs support from the public not constant critism .
As an nhs employee at Bolton for over 25 yrs, I feel strongly that having followed Bendix's comments over this period of uncertainty ,he does not really understand how the Trust works.Yes some of the roles appear surplus to what he considers useful ,but others are without doubt essential to providing quality care to a patients journey.Without Play staff a child would find their admission difficult and potentially fearful.Equality and diversity are integral in all care essepicially with such a diverse community in Bolton. Bolton Trust needs support from the public not constant critism . Cats whiskers
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2:48pm Sat 15 Dec 12

thealexweb says...

Labour is creating a smokescreen to try and make a tight budget and reorganisation the same thing, it isn't.

Health spending has increased in real terms since the coalition came to power. Labour never promised to increase health spending in the run-up to the 2010 election and have never said since they wouldn't try to cut the health budget.
Labour is creating a smokescreen to try and make a tight budget and reorganisation the same thing, it isn't. Health spending has increased in real terms since the coalition came to power. Labour never promised to increase health spending in the run-up to the 2010 election and have never said since they wouldn't try to cut the health budget. thealexweb
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9:43pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Puffin-Billy says...

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 makes provisions for a number of changes (creeping privatisation) to the English NHS, while social care funding reform (privatisation) is brought in through by the back door.

Organisations such as the Nuffield Trust are engaged in ensuring that the privatisation of the NHS is implemented.

You had better get used to the idea that in a few years, those who can afford it (and those who can't) will be forced to pay into an insurance scheme on the USA Mitt Romney model. Kiss goodbye to your NHS.
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 makes provisions for a number of changes (creeping privatisation) to the English NHS, while social care funding reform (privatisation) is brought in through by the back door. Organisations such as the Nuffield Trust are engaged in ensuring that the privatisation of the NHS is implemented. You had better get used to the idea that in a few years, those who can afford it (and those who can't) will be forced to pay into an insurance scheme on the USA Mitt Romney model. Kiss goodbye to your NHS. Puffin-Billy
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8:47pm Sun 16 Dec 12

steveG says...

In its present form the NHS is useless.A complete restructure is necessary.
In its present form the NHS is useless.A complete restructure is necessary. steveG
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