WORKFORCE: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust and Wye Valley Trust spent more than £12.5m employing locum doctors and agency nurses in 2012.

The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust spent £7.7m on agency doctors and £1.9m on agency nurses in 2012.

Wye Valley NHS Trust spent £1.3m on agency doctors in the same period and £1.5m on agency nurses.

In 2011, the two trusts spent a combined £8.4m on agency doctors and nurses.