Ex NHS chief whistleblower

A former NHS chief has broken a gagging order to speak out against a "culture of fear" at the highest level in the health service.

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Former health chief defies gagging order, full report

Sir David Nicholson, who was in charge of the NHS in the West Midlands during part of the Stafford hospital scandal, is under fire again over another Midlands hospital trust.

A former Chief Executive of hospitals in Lincolnshire says he warned Sir David Nicholson in 2009 that there were similar problems there. He claims he was then sacked after putting emergency cases before NHS targets.

He signed a gagging clause, but he's now breached that by speaking out.

Mark Gough reports.

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