Around 150 jobs are set to go after a “gravely concerning” package of cuts was agreed to help plug a financial deficit of more than £36m in Glasgow’s health and social care services.

The city’s Integration Joint Board — a partnership between the council and NHS — has approved plans to balance the budget, which will see services reduced.

Options to minimise the impact of £8.7m of the most severe social work savings — which are at risk of breaching statutory duties — will be considered following an amendment by Green councillor Jon Molyneux.

The planned cuts would see the equivalent of 90 health roles and around 62 council jobs removed, while social care support could be restricted to those deemed as “critical need only”.

More details on the impact on jobs are expected in May, but redeploying staff, not filling vacancies and voluntary redundancies will all be considered.

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