The Department is restructuring 14 directorates into three business groups. By October 2004, the numbers of posts per business group will be:
Health and Social Care Standards and Quality: 804
Health and Social Care Delivery: 626
Strategy and Business Development: 815
The Department's headcount in November 2003 was 3,631. The reduction to 2,245 posts will be achieved through a combination of transfers to partner organisations, natural wastage and managed exits. The numbers and grade of staff falling into each of those categories and from which of the three business groups is not yet known.