Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
West Midlands;
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86 - Human health activities

1,200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 November 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


More than 1,000 NHS jobs could go in an attempt to reduce an £11 million debt at the Birmingham and the Black Country Strategic Health Authority. The Authority has written to the area's health trusts suggesting ways of achieving financial savings. Not replacing 1,200 ancillary and admin staff when they leave their posts is one method which has been put forward. The strategic health authority is one of 28 created in the country in 2002 to manage the NHS. It covers Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. It oversees 25 trusts which provide primary care, hospital, mental health and ambulance services.


  • 30 December 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Birmingham and the Black Country Strategic Health Authority, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62654, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62654.