Health provider Locala to be 're-organised'

Health provider Locala to be 're-organised'

BATLEY-based health care provider Locala is reorganising to cope with the national NHS budget squeeze.

A staff consultation on proposed changes to behind-the-scenes administration posts ended on Monday.

Workers could switch jobs, locations and even pay grades in moves which could be implemented from Friday November 1.

Locala, a not-for-profit firm headquartered at Beckside Court, runs non-acute services from health centres.

The Press understands frontline roles, such as district nursing, speech therapy and physiotherapy, will not be affected.

New technology would be brought in to cut their reliance on admin staff and promote “agile working”, meaning job losses are not currently ruled out.

The number of roles affected is 160 out of a workforce of 1,200.

A spokeswoman said: “Along with other NHS and social care organisations, we are being challenged to fundamentally change the way we work.

“We need to ensure we continue offering high quality care despite increasing financial pressures and demands on community care services.

“We have been working, initially with employee representatives and unions, since June for ways to reduce reliance on administrative functions.

“Individuals will have the opportunity for one-to-one fully supported meetings in relation to their future positions.”

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