Boris Johnson may be keen to be photographed with NHS staff – but he doesn’t want to hear their concerns.

In fact the GMB union warns NHS bosses are trying to ‘gag’ staff during the general election.

A letter has been sent to workers from Ambulance and NHS Trusts across the country warning NHS employees they must not take part in “debates, activities and events that may be politically controversial.”

Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer, said:

“Our health service is at breaking point thanks to years of Tory mistreatment. Now staff are being told they can’t talk about it in case it’s politically sensitive.

“Our members are being gagged from revealing to the public the real threat posed by the Tories to our NHS. The voices of our dedicated public service workers must be allowed to be heard.”

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