Gagging orders to be banned, full report

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.

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Stafford report delay

The administrators of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust have been granted more time to prepare a report into how the trust should be run. The trust runs Stafford Hospital, where hundreds of patients died needlessly between 2005 and 2009.