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

700 - 1,252 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 May 2010
Employment effect (start)
13 May 2010
Foreseen end date
30 November 2011


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC), Scotland's largest health board, will cut its workforce by 1,252 by 2013. 700 posts will go in 2010/11, with the full number being achieved within 18 months. It has attributed the cuts to an investment programme in its hospitals, which will mean it is able to provide the same standard of care with less staff.

NHS GGC has said the reductions will be through natural wastage, not compulsory redundancies, and are part of its £350m plans "to modernise and redesign our services". The Royal College of Nursing has said that it believes the move will put patient safety at risk, and has condemned it. The health board says it is working with unions over the job losses. No figures were given as to how many staff are currently employed by the board.


  • 13 May 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70550, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70550.