WORKFORCE: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has revealed plans to axe 235 jobs in a bid to save £10.5m.

Early estimates from the trust, which were included on its advance redundancy warning notice to the government, suggest 135 clinical posts could be cut. This figure includes clinicians working in management.

A further 30 managerial jobs could be lost, along with 30 clerical positions and 40 technical posts.

A spokesman at the trust has told HSJ it would have a more detailed breakdown of job losses by the end of July.

The staff cuts are needed as Sherwood Forest Hospitals attempts to meet its savings targets for this year which stands at £14m. The trust needs to save £45m by the end of 2014-15.

New interim chief executive Mark Goldman has already met with 1,000 staff at the King’s Mill Hospital where the 235 jobs will be lost.

He said: “In line with many other NHS providers across the country, we are looking to make staff reductions as part of our three-year plan to save costs.

“These plans may lead to a reduction in our workforce of around 235 posts.This will be achieved through a mix of vacancy control and some redundancies. Last year we were able to reduce our workforce by 160 posts, with less than 20 being compulsory redundancies.

“We remain absolutely committed to continuing to deliver best quality patient care as we go forwards in these difficult times.”

The trust said it would carry out a “full and detailed” risk assessment of the impact of redundancies.

Nabeel Ali, the trust’s executive medical director, said he and the executive director fo nursing and quality would have “the final sign off” on any decision.