NHS chief Sir David Nicholson was roundly criticised by MPs today for misleading them over the extent of pay-offs to prevent "whistleblowers" speaking out about concerns over patient safety.
He is accused of not telling them that the NHS had spent more than £2 million on gagging orders for former employees since 2008 - a figure revealed by a Freedom of Information request.
Sir David angrily denied staging a cover-up when he appeared before the Commons Public Accounts Committee.
ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:
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