More than 22,300 NHS posts have been lost in the last 18 months because of the financial crisis hitting the health service, according to a new report from the Royal College of Nursing.

Our NHS: today and tomorrow claims the government's insistence that trusts balance their books last year has led to thousands of job losses through redundancies, post deletions and recruitment freezes.

More than 22,300 NHS posts have been lost in the last 18 months because of the financial crisis hitting the health service, according to a new report from the Royal College of Nursing.

Our NHS: today and tomorrow claims the government's insistence that trusts balance their books last year has led to thousands of job losses through redundancies, post deletions and recruitment freezes.