Health trusts in Devon and Cornwall spent almost as much on agency nurses in the first half of this year than they did throughout 2014, figures show.

Hospitals and other NHS health trusts spent £23.3m from January to June and £25.3m in 2014.

The figures came from a Freedom of Information request by the Royal College of Nursing.

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