NHS set to lose 27,000 jobs, warns nurses' union

Royal College of Nursing chief criticises government for creating 'cocktail of instability' in rush to save £20bn. Randeep Ramesh, Guardian, November 12, 2010 Almost 27,000 NHS posts have been earmarked for cuts, the Royal College of Nursing has said, blaming a "cocktail of instability" arising from the government's attempt to make efficiency savings of £20bn while radically shaking up the health service. In a report entitled Frontline First, the nurses' union says the loss of 26,841 staff posts, identified from 100 trusts, is the equivalent of closing almost six hospitals the size of the Royal Free in London, or nine the size of Alder Hey ... NHS