More than 100 trusts are affected by mergers taking place across the UK today.

In England, 56 trusts will go and 28 new organisations will be created. In Wales, a reconfiguration programme will reduce the number of trusts from 26 to 16. And in Scotland, 46 trusts will be reduced to 28.

Meanwhile, Leicester Royal Infirmary trust, Leicester General Hospital trust and Glenfield Hospital trust have started consultation on merger plans for April 2000.