Worries as 30 nursing jobs to go

Highland News, July 8, 2010 A union has expressed fears for patient care as 30 nursing posts are axed from cash-strapped NHS Highland. The move comes after latest figures reveal the health authority must save at least £14.7 million this financial year. It is anticipated there will be no compulsory redundancies and the posts will be lost through natural turnover of staff. NHS Highland also plans to shed another 70 jobs from administrative and support services. Nurses' union the Royal College of Nursing has launched an online campaign, Frontline First, to fight cuts which affect patient care. ... Worries