Experts have demanded a whole review of the locus system after it emerged some departments could not function without agency staff who are often paid enormous amounts.

A hospital in Bristol paid a nurse the shocking sum to work on the May Day Bank Holiday, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

The nurse worked a shift of just over 12 hours for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, meaning he or she was paid around £150 an hour.

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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.