“The public money spent on stopping NHS staff from speaking out is almost equivalent to the salaries of around 750 nurses.”
Daily Telegraph 22nd February 2013
Update 25th Sep 2013:
The Telegraph’s By Steven Swinford, Senior Political Correspondent reports 15th Septrember 2013:
NHS ‘covered up’ £4m of gag orders
The head of the NHS has been accused of a “systemic cover-up” after official figures disclosed that hospitals have spent more than £4 million on secret gagging orders.
The Times (Ruth Geldhill) reports 25th September:
Doctor sacked for e-mailing Christian prayer to colleagues loses appeal
“A doctor who was let go for e-mailing a Christian prayer to colleagues has lost his appeal against his dismissal.
David Drew, 65, a consultant paediatrician, claims that he was targeted for being an NHS whistleblower.
He sent a 16th-century prayer by St Ignatius Loyola to colleagues in April 2009 in an effort to motivate the department.
Dr Drew, who had an unblemished 37-year career in the NHS, was told to “keep his religious beliefs to himself” after a review panel investigated his conduct in March 2010……”