Thousands of patients are feared to have been harmed after the NHS lost more than half a million pieces of confidential medical correspondence, including test results and treatment plans. In one of the biggest losses of sensitive clinical information in the NHS’s 69-year history, more than 500,000 pieces of patient data sent between GPs and hospitals went undelivered over the five years from 2011 to 2016. The mislaid documents, which range from screening results to blood tests to diagnoses, failed to reach their intended recipients because the company meant to ensure their delivery mistakenly stored them in a warehouse. NHS England has quietly launched an inquiry to discover how many patients have been affected. So far 2,500 cases that require further investigation to discover potential for harm have been identified. The NHS is spending millions of pounds paying doctors to assess the scale of the medical impact. It is also undertaking a clinical review of patients who have died … [Read more...] about NHS accused of covering up huge data loss that put thousands at risk
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Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has criticised the delay in the release of a report examining Russian influence in British politics. The House of Commons was previously told a report by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) was sent to the Prime Minister for approval on October 17. Although there has been no indication of the precise contents of the report, it will assess the threat posed by Moscow to Britain's democratic processes following an 18-month inquiry into illicit Russian activities in Britain. The Sunday Times previously claimed nine Russian business people who have donated money to the Conservative Party were named in the dossier. Former attorney general Dominic Grieve, who has seen the report, has stressed its publication is essential ahead of the General Election, as it contains information "germane" to voters. Speaking to Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 Live, Mrs Clinton said the delay was disgraceful given the upcoming election, referencing the … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton slams ‘shameful’ Tory delay in releasing Russian meddling report
PRINCE Andrew says he has no memory of ever meeting his sex accuser Virginia Roberts who alleges she was paedo Jeffrey Epstein's sex slave. The Duke of York also sensationally claims in tonight's bombshell BBC Newsnight interview he was being "too honourable" by staying with Epstein - but insisted it was "convenient" for him. The grovelling Duke of York has apologised for his friendship with the millionaire saying he "let the side down" in an explosive 'unvetted' question interview with BBC's Emily Maitlis. Andrew, 59, remained close to the US tycoon after his first conviction in 2008 - but insists he “no recollection” of meeting Virginia Roberts, who claims they had sex three times. Ms Roberts claims she had sex with the prince aged 17 - which he strongly denies. Andrew was infamously pictured with his arm around her at Ghislaine Maxwell's home in London in 2001.However, royal officials have cast doubt on the infamous 2001 photo - claiming it was faked because the prince … [Read more...] about Prince Andrew insists he has no memory of ever meeting sex accuser and Epstein ‘slave’ Virginia Roberts
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, has died six months after going into a coma. She was 22. Brown, who was found unresponsive in her bathtub in Atlanta in January, died at a hospice in Duluth, Georgia, on Sunday. Kristen Foster, a family representative, said: “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.” As the news of her death spread across social media, several celebrities tweeted their condolences. Grammy-winning performer Missy Elliot tweeted: “My heart is truly heavy. May u rest in peace with your mommy”. And Oprah Winfrey tweeted: “Peace at Last!” The incident that led to her death echoed her mother’s death three years earlier. Whitney Houston was found dead in her bathtub. The police report into the discovery of Brown called it a … [Read more...] about Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dies at the age of 22
Audrey Calkins, a 33-year-old lawyer, had already voted in two elections in her county in the US state of Tennessee when she showed up to vote in the Republican presidential primary on March 1, 2016. That morning, she showed up at the polls bright and early, presented her ID and her voter registration card to the election official, who looked her up in the system. "They told me I wasn't on the list," Calkins said. "I said, 'Check that you’re spelling my name right.'" The official turned his computer screen around so that Calkins could see he was spelling her name correctly, and indeed, she was not on the list. "They said I wasn't a registered voter," Calkins said. "I was blown away, because obviously I had just voted a couple of months before in both October and November." Calkins was turned away from voting. Read more: Fear of Russian hacking of election is real in Georgia, USA In New York City, Turner Cowles, a 28-year-old journalist, tried to vote … [Read more...] about Has US voter suppression become systematic?