NHS Cuts by Region

May 23, 2012

Éoin Clarke’s blog has a post on the uneven geographical distribution of NHS cuts. He writes:

The wealthiest, and dare I say it Toriest, parts of England have actually experienced no job losses. The South East of England has actually grown its NHS workforce since the May General Election, while the North West of England alone has experienced more than 6,500 job losses.

His post includes a chart. Clarke’s chart shows absolute figures – I thought I’d make my own version of it, showing percentage change. This doesn’t make any real difference to the story, but here it is anyway. Note that these figures are Hospital and Community Health Service staff, excluding primary care staff – lots of NHS employment isn’t captured.

Click the chart to enlarge it. Data from here.

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