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.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.