NHS England spend almost £200,000 on expenses

Freedom of information requests from The Daily Telegraph have found that nine NHS England board members spent £195,82 on travel, meals and hotels in 2013-14.  Simon Stevens, who took up the NHS England Chief Executive last month, ordered an immediate ban on first class travel in response, and told all staff to use public transport, as opposed to taxis.

Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of the Patients’ Association, argued that the scale of the “excess” at the Board level of NHS England “truly beggars belief”.