Despite ministers' calls for the NHS to cut back on 'waste and wokery', some groups use taxpayers' money to put on events around transgender issues, sexuality and racism, often held during the working day.
These have included 'tea and rainbow cake' picnics, a special session about pronouns and a Filipino martial arts performance. Amid fears of an impending winter NHS crisis, the audit by the TaxPayers' Alliance found there are now at least 493 networks across the UK health service.Stop calling, and start ordering.
The true figures are likely to be higher as only 111 out of more than 230 trusts responded to Freedom of Information requests.Start sacking those who refuse to comply.
They only cover time spent running the groups, not attending them.You couldn't make it up, could you? And in the crazy world we live in now, you don't have to...