The NHS in England spent £25m on agency midwives last year – more than double the figure for 2013, the Royal College of Midwives has reported.

It found the total spending in 2015 on agency midwives, overtime and the NHS’s flexible “bank” midwives was £72.7m.

The RCM described it as an “incredibly expensive and wasteful way to staff maternity units”.

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