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The scheme is run by the Thames Valley and Wessex NHS Leadership Academy but hospitals in the area beg for donations
By Ryan Sabey, Political Correspondent and Matt Wilkinson
26th January 2019, 11:00 pm
Updated: 27th January 2019, 1:31 am
NHS chiefs have spent up to £1 million sending medics to Angelina Jolie’s charity in Cambodia, despite cuts here.
Doctors and nurses sign up to boost leadership skills - but it costs taxpayers £15,000 for each six-month placement.
Costs included are a monthly allowance between £800 and £1,000 and economy flights from £650 return.
The subsidy reflects the costs of living in the country covering accommodation, food, internet access, phone and local travel costs.
Around 40 paid NHS “volunteers” have been despatched to the actress’s Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in the past decade despite the star being worth an estimated £120 million. The Improving Global Health programme is run by the Thames Valley and Wessex NHS Leadership Academy.
All NHS employees can apply along with trainee doctors and nurses with money coming from the taxpayer-funded Health Education England.
Its annual report states it supports NHS professionals working abroad to gain “valuable experience and expertise” that could support the NHS.
But hospitals in the area are fund-raising for vital equipment.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8287433/n ... fundraise/
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