Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham
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'Waste on a colossal scale'

Some £1.4bn of the NHS budget has been spent on redundancies since the coalition came to power, Labour says.

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said the sum was "waste on a colossal scale at a time when the NHS needs every penny it can get".

Labour's figures are based on the NHS in England's accounts for 2012-13, which were published last week.

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