The Public Accounts Committee raised concerns over a number of high profile cases where chief executives were either paid amid a scandal or prevented from speaking out further.
- Former Morecambe Bay NHS Trust chief executive Tony Halsall was paid £225,000 when he stood down amid concerns over a string of baby deaths.
- Gary Walker, the head of Lincolnshire hospital, was gagged after he raised concerns about standards.
- £120,000 offered to buy the silence of an NHS whistle-blower in the case of the death of Baby P.
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