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Fears jobs may go as NHS sets aside £2bn 'change' fund

The NHS is bracing itself for a "brutal" round of cuts - and staff fear they are in the firing line.

Several major hospitals have already said posts will go and more announcements are expected soon.

The BBC has learned a £2bn pot is being set aside in England to pay for one-off costs, such as redundancies and redeployments, to help fund the cuts.

Managers were told by the Department of Health before the election to hold the money back. More …