Monthly Archives: August 2014

East Midlands Ambulance Service patient records disk ‘missing’

From BBC News: An NHS trust has lost a computer disk containing details of 42,000 ambulance patients. The disk contains copies of handwritten report forms listing anyone who used East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) over two months in 2012. EMAS … Continue reading

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NHS plans rapid expansion of ‘doctor’s assistant’ jobs

From BBC News: The NHS is to rapidly expand the number of people in “doctor’s assistant” roles. Physician associates are usually science graduates who have two years of intense training. However, some concern has been raised that the more junior … Continue reading

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Whole organ ‘grown’ in world first

From BBC News: A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland. A group of cells developed into a thymus – a critical part of the immune system – … Continue reading

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Ministry of Justice fined over prison data loss

From BBC News: The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 for “serious failings” in the handling of confidential data. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the penalty was related to the loss of a hard drive containing the details … Continue reading

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City banker made a peer by PM had given £300,000 to Tories two months earlier

From Independent: A Tory donor ennobled by David Cameron last week had handed over £300,000 to the party just two months before, it has emerged. Figures released by the Electoral Commission reveal that the city financier Michael Farmer was the … Continue reading

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Home Office ordered to pay £224m to e-Borders firm

From BBC News: The Home Office has been told to pay £224m to a major US corporation it sacked for failing to deliver a controversial secure borders programme. Ministers will pay Raytheon £50m in damages, plus other costs. The order … Continue reading

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UK talks over arms export licences to Israel

From BBC News: UK ministers are discussing whether to suspend arms export licences to Israel if the truce in Gaza ends. Israel has offered to extend a three-day ceasefire in Gaza which began on Tuesday after nearly a month of … Continue reading

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Row over Glasgow City Council’s plans to fly Palestinan flag

From BBC News: A row has broken out over Glasgow City Council’s plans to raise the Palestinian flag over the city chambers on Friday. Lord Provost Sadie Docherty said it would be raising the flag in solidarity with people who … Continue reading

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West Yorkshire police chief questioned in PSNI bribery investigation

From BBC News: The chief constable of West Yorkshire has been questioned by Northern Ireland police investigating alleged bribery and misconduct in public office. Mark Gilmore, from Belfast, was suspended on full pay in June in connection with an investigation … Continue reading

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Immigration Street TV crew egged in Southampton

From BBC News: A TV crew filming Channel 4’s new Immigration Street show in Southampton have been pelted with eggs and flour. Residents said the Love Productions team had been filming outside a shop in Derby Road when a group … Continue reading

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