Hospital job cuts that will run into more than 9,000 have been announced in
recent weeks as the NHS struggles to balance the books.
The NHS faces record deficits
Here is a timeline of the announcements:
City Hospitals Sunderland Foundation Trust announces it is to cut about 500 jobs.
Pennine Acute Trust which runs four hospitals in Greater Manchester announces 325 job cuts.
Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Trust to cut up to 40 jobs to deal with a £5m funding shortfall.
North Devon Hospital, Barnstaple to cut 60 staff, including about 30 nurses.
Royal Bolton Hospital to cut about 130 jobs to save up to £8m a year. No compulsory redundancies expected.
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust to cut around 100 jobs to tackle a £27m deficit.
East and North Herts NHS Trust to cut up to 500 job cuts at hospitals in Hertfordshire in order to help make £18m of savings.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust axes nearly 320 jobs, including 100 among agency staff, to tackle a £15m overspend.
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to cut around 1,100 positions to save £18m over the next two years. Redundancies not ruled out.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to cut 300 jobs to tackle a deficit of more than £16m. No impact on permanent staff, as cuts would fall on bank and agency staff.
Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust to cut 600 staff posts to help make £33m in savings.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, Norfolk, to cut 145 posts to reduce its £11 million
deficit. In addition, another 70 posts that currently stand vacant will not be filled.
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs St Georg's Hospital, Tooting, south London to cut up to 150 jobs. Trust has been told by government to make an additional £10m of savings, on top £19m in savings already planned for 2006-7.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to cut about 430 posts as part of a cost cutting plan aimed at saving £84m in the next three years.
Gloucestershire Health NHS Community Trust announces the closure of a string of community hospitals with the possible loss of up to 500 jobs to help tackle a £38m deficit.
Pennine Acute Trust , which runs four Greater Manchester hospitals, says it might axe up to 800 posts as it struggles to cope with a deficit of £21m.
Kennet and North Wiltshire Primary Care Trust and the West Wiltshire Trust announce plan which could see the loss of more than 80 management and administration posts.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital warns up to 450 jobs could be scrapped as part of plans to reduce a £14.8m budget deficit.
Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare to cut 60 jobs after the trust overspent by £6m.
East Sussex NHS Hospitals Trust, which runs the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and Eastbourne District General, says up to 250 jobs could be axed in a bid to tackle a £5m deficit.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust to shed up to 800 jobs at its three Birmingham and Black Country sites.
The trust, which runs City, Sandwell and Rowley Regis hospitals, has a deficit of £6m, but said it plans to save £20m in the next year.
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust said up to 500 jobs would have to go in the next 12 to 18 months to help tackle debts of £28.6m.
The trust said it would cut back on temporary staff - reducing the number of permanent staff affected.
York Hospital is to cut 200 jobs in a move to save £2.5m. The savings from jobs are part of a wider £7m cost-cutting package.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust announces 720 losses. It needs to save £30m.
Royal United Hospital NHS Trust in Bath announces that 300 jobs are to go.
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which manages Crawley Hospital and East Surrey Hospital, announces 400 jobs cuts as it tries to reduce a £2m a month overspend and a total debt of £41.2m.
Up to 160 jobs to go at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent, to cut up to 160 jobs to save £11m in 2006-07 and claw back a £1m overspend from last year.
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust announces plans to cut 325 posts to save £10m.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust in Woolwich says up to 100 jobs could go to save £10m.
Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust plans to cut more than 150 jobs, to save £10m next year.
Gloucestershire Health NHS Community confirms plans to close an 86-bed hospital and says jobs may also go.
Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital says it will need to make cuts to address a £22m shortfall.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust says 74 jobs including 21 specialist specialist nursing jobs are "at risk".
East Kent Hospitals Trust gives warning of possible cuts to claw back a £35m deficit.
County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust announces up to 700 posts will be cut over the next three years.
Queen Mary's, Sidcup, south-east London says it will consult over the loss of 190 jobs.
Royal Free Hospital, north-west London, announces 480 posts and 100 beds cut to save £25m and reduce a £13m deficit.
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust announces around 200 job cuts to make savings of £22m.
Shropshire's two main hospitals, the Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to cut around 300 jobs.
Health chiefs announce 300 job cuts in Wolverhampton to claw back a £38m
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent, to cut up to 1,000 jobs with up to 750 compulsory redundancies.
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust will lose 185 jobs and plans to shut an operating theatre to save £2m.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which has £17.5m debt, says there will be major job losses.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which is facing an £8.1m shortfall, announces it is set to cut 300 staff.
Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority says it is expecting an £83m deficit.
Selby and York Primary Care Trust announces jobs will have to go as part of a plan to tackle debts of £23.7m.