Andy Burnham slams 'pure waste' of NHS payouts

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has criticised the government for the redundancy payments given to senior NHS managers. Writing on Twitter, the Labour MP said:

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@david_cameron's #NHS re-organisation = 32,000 pay-offs, totalling £1.4 billion, only for many to be re-hired by new NHS bodies. Pure waste.

Read: NHS managers spend £1.4bn on 'axing staff'

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NHS spend £1.4bn on axing staff

NHS managers have squandered £1.4 billion on axing staff as part of the Prime Minister's shake-up of the health service, Labour have claimed. Latest Department of Health figures show pay-offs were given to 330 managers topping £200,000.