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NHS doesn’t know how many managers were made redundant and rehired after coalition’s changes

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 07 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6710
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

The NHS has no way of knowing how many managers have been made redundant and rehired, because the figures are not collected, NHS England’s chief executive told MPs this week when he appeared before the parliamentary health committee.

The MPs asked David Nicholson what the cost had been of making people redundant and then rehiring them as a result of the government’s reorganisation of the NHS.

Nicholson said, “In terms of NHS England, as far as we know—and we employ over 5000 people—no one has been rehired after taking a redundancy package by NHS England.”

However, he admitted that no one would know exactly how many people had been made redundant and then rehired somewhere in the NHS as a result of the reorganisation instigated by the …

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