NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde denies it is planning to cut nurse numbers to save money.

Scotland’s largest health board plans to reduce its nursing staff over the next five years in a bid to save £12m.

NHS GGC is unable to say yet how many nursing posts will go
NHS GGC is unable to say yet how many nursing posts will go

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) said the cut would be achieved through “natural wastage and staff retirement”.

It is not yet able to clarify how many posts will be lost from registered nursing and nursing support staff.

NHS GGC said the changes would see unqualified support staff trained to take on some lower-level duties currently carried out by nursing staff.

The health board’s nurse director, Rosslyn Crocket, told BBC Radio Scotland that the new staffing arrangements would be made in the context of changes to patient care.

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