WORKFORCE: The five-borough commissioning body said at its last board meeting it intended to have all its positions filled by early May.

A report to the cluster, which includes Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Camden and Islington primary care trusts, said it had agreed 105 requests for voluntary redundancy in the period.

A further 154 staff remain “at risk” of redundancy, and 141 posts in the new structure have yet to be appointed.

Any remaining vacancies “are being made available for applicants at risk of redundancy elsewhere in London and then advertised externally”.

It added: “Members of staff who are not successful with their application for posts to the new structure have access through [the] London re-deployment process to posts elsewhere in the NHS in London. HR officers provide individual support and NHS NCL Cluster is using the NHS London outplacement service to provide a range of practical advice and assistance with career planning and applying for posts.”