The boss of the NHS has been criticised following Freedom of Information requests contradicting what he has previously said about the gagging of NHS staff.
The Mail Online report:
Sir David Nicholson should step down immediately for ‘misleading’ parliament about the scandal surrounding gagging clauses, MPs said yesterday.
The outgoing chief executive of the NHS was grilled yesterday about revelations that at least 52 staff have been silenced by law and handed £2million in secret severance payments.
Unlike other payoffs to gag health workers – of which hundreds have been handed out in recent years – the so-called judicial mediation deals were agreed by hospital trusts without Treasury or Department of Health scrutiny.