NHS Employers responds to the Health Secretary's statement on 'gagging clauses'

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Dean Royles

14 / 3 / 2013 Midnight

Dean Royles says it is important to support initiatives that help create a climate of openness and transparency.

Responding to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's statement today on the use of 'gagging clauses' within compromise agreements, Dean Royles, chief executive of the NHS Employers organisation, said:

"We support initiatives that help create a climate of openness and transparency. NHS organisations know how crucial this is for building public confidence. 

"Significant progress has been made in recent years to improve procedures for staff to raise concerns and the vast majority of NHS staff say they know how to and feel safe to do so. We want this to be the case for all our staff. 

"NHS staff must have absolute faith in effective procedures.

"Compromise agreements remain a valuable tool for both employers and employees and can be used in sensible and legitimate ways that reduce costs to employers, help ensure value for money and meet the interests of patients and the public."

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