More than £6,000 has been spent on taxis to get NHS staff to work in Blackpool, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Blackpool Gazette report:

Heath chiefs in Blackpool today came under fire for spending more than £6,000 on taxis to chauffeur staff to work.

NHS Blackpool paid out £6,300 in cab fares for staff to go to and from the Whitegate Drive Health Centre in just 12 months.

Bosses say the cash was spent to run a park and ride scheme for staff to ensure there was enough patient parking at the site.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.