In response to the revelations that hospitals have spent £2 million on more than 50 gagging orders preventing staff speaking out, the Department of Health have said:
NHS staff are protected by the law, regardless of when their payment was made and whether or not it was via judicial payment or any other means.
The Health Secretary has been absolutely clear that "gagging" is illegal and it will not be tolerated.
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