EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

National Health Service (NHS) Modernisation Agency

National Health Service (NHS) Modernisation Agency

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Health / social work
Human health services
86.1 - Hospital activities

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-02-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 760
Planned Job Reductions max: 760
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-12-2004
Planned Job Creation: 150

Additional Information

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.