Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; West Yorkshire; Leeds
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

1,200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 July 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2006


Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is preparing to cut up to 1,260 jobs and propose a freeze on all recruitment for the next nine months to achieve a £12 million reduction in the wage bill. Doctors, nurses and ancillary staff who retire or move to another hospital will not be replaced. The Trust is one of the NHS’s largest teaching hospitals and the moves come as part of a round of cuts to avert a financial crisis in ‘overspending’ trusts. The Leeds plan includes compulsory redeployment of staff to fill vacant posts and avoid causing a threat to patient safety. The programme would reduce the staffing at Leeds general infirmary, St James's University hospital and their satellite establishments by 140 a month - from more than 14,000 to about 12,800 by the end of March 2006.


  • 7 July 2005: The Guardian


Eurofound (2005), Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61917, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61917.