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Change of provider results in support staff being ‘cast aside’

The HSJ reports that twelve support staff including some senior managers say they have been “cast aside” unexpectedly after a new provider took over the contract for their service. 

The staff had contracts with the NHS as part of an IT support and business intelligence service for GPs, but when the contract was switched to a new provider, Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust, on 1 April, they were told they were not required. Around 150 staff were transferred to the NHS trust.

The previous holder of the contract was the services group Kier.

Full story in the HSJ, 9 April 2020

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