Trainee doctors are being paid more than 2,000 A DAY by the NHS in "out of control" agency payments scandal

Trainee doctors are being paid more than 2,000 A DAY by the NHS in 'out of control' agency payments scandalAgency doctors have cost the public 2bn since 2010/11Figures show a trust spent 15,000 for one doctor for a weekTories blame EU rules limiting doctors' working hours By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 10:24 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:08 GMT, 8 April 2013 Health minister Dr Daniel Poulter says the NHS is clamping down on excessive spending on agency doctors The NHS is paying trainee doctors more than 2,000 for a day’s work, it has emerged.

Almost 1,000 obese claimants get share of 4m a year in incapacity benefit: Two thirds have got pay-outs for more than five years

Almost 1,000 obese claimants get share of 4m a year in incapacity benefit: Two thirds have got pay-outs for more than five years | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 23 December 2012 Taxpayers fork out more than 4million every single year on incapacity benefit for people who are obese, figures show.

NHS remove word "Dad" from pregnancy handbook in case it offends same sex couples

NHS removes word 'Dad' from pregnancy handbook in case it offends same sex couplesPregnancy booklet has been revised after a complaintThe complaint said it was excluding same-sex couples to use term 'dad'Review identified 'need to use language that was more inclusive' | UPDATED: 22:55 GMT, 27 May 2012 The Health Service has removed the word ‘dad’ from a pregnancy handbook for fear of offending gay and lesbian parents.

GPs make 162m out of "ghost" patients: Anger over bill for 2.5m non-existent people

GPs make 162m out of 'ghost' patients: Anger over bill for 2.5m non-existent people 55 million people registered with a doctor in England – despite population being 52.5mSurgeries regularly fail to update patient lists when people die or move away32,668 dead patients were on lists, including 157 who died more than 30 years ago10,000 failed asylum seekers who had left the country were on the books The NHS is paying GPs to look after 2.5million ‘ghost’ patients, ministers admitted last night.

On the sick in the sunshine: 10,000 Britons abroad claiming 1million a week in benefits

On the sick in the sunshine: 10,000 Britons abroad claiming 1million a week in benefits4,000 can continue to claim until retirementEuropean law forces UK taxpayers to continue to fund handouts At least 10,000 British emigrants are enjoying life in the sun on sickness benefits of up to 94 a week. This could be costing the taxpayer almost 1million a week in a time of austerity