Health chiefs blew more than £61,000 on the recruitment of the NHS whistleblowing tsar who quit before starting the job.

The amount is actually more than the £56,000 annual salary for the controversial part-time post.

With the NHS facing financial meltdown, the Daily Mirror can expose the “ridiculous” sum – and disclose how it was spent on an “executive search” by a City headhunting firm with links to the Tory party.

Reported by The Daily Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

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