Gagging orders which prevent former NHS workers from speaking out about patient safety and care are to be banned.
It comes after the former Chief Executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust broke a gagging order he claims was imposed after he raised concerns about patient safety.
The Government says it's keen to create a culture of openness and transparency following the Stafford Hospital scandal.
Alison Mackenzie reports.
What does the decision to appoint trust special administrators to run Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust mean?
The Health Secretary's response came after failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, which highlighted the suffering of hundreds of people.
The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has today outlined new plans for NHS following the Stafford scadal