Redundant NHS staff rehired17th March 2014
The major restructuring of the NHS in England resulted in over 10,000 full-time workers being made redundant.
New figures reveal that over 3,900 of those made redundant have been re-employed. Auditors have previously reported that the average payout was £43,000.
The government blamed "unacceptably lax" contracts that allow the staff to re-join the NHS a month after the redundancy.
It says it is working on tougher plans to limit payouts. Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said that such news will aggravate nurses who were battling over pay.
Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter said: "By reducing managers and administrators by over 21,100, we are freeing up extra resources for patient care - £5.5 billion in this Parliament and £1.5 billion every year thereafter."
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Title: Redundant NHS staff rehired
Author: Dan Boyle
Article Id: 25281
Date Added: 17th Mar 2014