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Labour says NHS pay cuts 'a sign of chaos'

A proposal to cut the pay and change the conditions of health workers in south-west England is a sign of "the chaos engulfing the NHS", Labour has said.

The idea is one of those being considered by a group of health trusts, as hospitals tackle an escalating funding crisis.

According to a leaked document, if changes can not be negotiated, thousands of doctors and nurses could be dismissed and then re-employed on new contracts.

Dominic Hughes explains.

  • 15 Jul 2012
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