HEALTH bosses in York have spent nearly £15,000 in the past couple of years on overseas visits.

Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has paid for members of staff to go on ten work related visits to Kansas, Alaska and Seattle in the USA and to Sweden.

The most expensive of the visits, which cost £5585 was for former chief accountable officer, Dr Mark Hayes to go to Alaska and Seattle, where he attended a seminar at the Virginia Mason Institute costing £2931.

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