A legal duty of openess and honesty to expose wrong-doing in the NHS is to be brought in by the government following the Stafford hospital scandal.
A breach could lead to a criminal conviction. It is part of the government's response to the Francis report which said the system was to blame for hundreds of needless deaths.
Nurses will also have to spend 12 months on the wards as health care assistants before they can qualify in future. And there has to be an end to gagging orders.
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