UCU backs NHS Together day of action on 3 March

21 February 2007 | last updated: 14 December 2015

UCU is supporting the day of action organised by the TUC sponsored NHS Together campaign.

A series of regional events throughout the UK will highlight the impact of cuts in NHS funding on patient services and jobs. Many local NHS trusts are still in financial deficit, local services are being cut in order to reduce deficits and many trusts are now consulting unions over the need to reduce staffing levels.

UCU is particularly concerned that the actions of strategic health authorities within England (who are cutting the MPET training budget by as much as 30%) will result in a significant reduction in training places for health professional students. A small number of institutions have already indicated that a reduction in training places may result in the loss of academic jobs.

UCU will shortly be launching a national survey of NHS provision within HE to ascertain the extent to which reductions in the MPET budget might impact on student places and job security for academic staff.

Click here to find out about NHS Together activities in your area.

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