The NHS in Kent has been overpaying its staff, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The BBC report: 

More than 2,000 doctors and nurses at all four NHS trusts in Kent have been overpaid by nearly £3m since 2007, documents have revealed.

A BBC Radio Kent investigation found in one case a consultant was paid an extra £42,750, while another was overpaid by £33,800.

The trusts said all errors were pursued and debt collection agencies were used if not recovered through salaries.

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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.