I am delighted by your call for Whistle Blowers to whistle louder and ever louder about perceived problems in the NHS.
You have said it is vital to "recognise and celebrate staff" who had the "courage and professional integrity" to speak out.
I agree but why not go further?
Many whistle blowers have been stifled by gagging orders, or Confidentiality Agreements that oblige them not to disclose their evidence of corruption or bad practice. In both private and public sectors, such agreements are conducted on an industrial scale, and are facilitated by Employment Tribunals, and at great expense to the public purse. The consequence of the avoidance of candour is monumental. An obligation of candour by NHS workers which you have endorsed may have unintended consequences and may well lead to questioning of the political elite including yourself.
So be it. You will be judged accordingly. It is noted that candour is not your strong point due to the hiding-behind-a-tree moment during the News of the World / Murdoch scandal.
Could it be that this call for candour may be your "Yes, Minister" moment.
We shall see.
I would be delighted to be proved wrong. Please announce an amnesty for all whistle blowers impeded by gagging orders.
Go for it.