Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

760 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
5 February 2004
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2004
Foreseen end date


The UK government has announced that the NHS Modernisation Agency will close and the 760 staff will be replaced by a central body employing 150. The Agency was set up three years ago to revive failing hospitals and to spread good practice. Although some of the staff will be redeployed, compulsory redundancies have not been ruled out.


  • 11 March 2004: The Financial Times


Eurofound (2004), National Health Service (NHS) Modernisation Agency, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 60144, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60144.