Rules on the amount hospitals can pay agency staff are being flouted more than 50,000 times a week, figures show.

The government introduced a cap on sums paid to locum workers, but it can be breached by NHS bosses if they consider there is “significant risk” to patient safety.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said it exposed “poor workforce planning” but said trusts had put safety first.

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