An agency nurse has been paid £1,800 for working a single 11-hour Bank Holiday shift at a Kent hospital.
Health watchdogs say the payment is the result of chaotic recruitment in the NHS.
But the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust says it was the victim of 'market forces'.
John Ryall spoke to Dr John Lister of the campaign group Health Emergency and the Liberal Democrat candidate for Maidstone and The Weald Jasper Gerard.
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