More than 7,000 NHS staff who took early retirement have been rehired while claiming their full pensions.

NHS figures show that 7,143 workers under 60 have quit the health service, taken their pensions and returned to work.

Many have also been handed tax-free lump sums before accepting their new jobs.

Reported by the Daily Mail. You can read the full story here. 

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