Gagging orders for NHS whistleblowers will be banned, Health Secretary promises

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Gagging orders for whistleblowers will be banished from the NHS, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has promised, after a radiographer had her non-disclosure agreement overturned.

Mr Hancock said he was “determined to end” the injustice of making health service staff choose between speaking out to protect patients or keeping their job.

“Whistleblowers perform a vital and courageous service for the NHS and I want more people to feel they can put their head above the parapet,” he told The Telegraph.

“Settlement agreements that infringe on an individual’s right to speak out for the benefit of patients are completely inappropriate.

“We stand with whistleblowers. Making someone choose between the job they…



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