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Dame Tessa Jowell "feels a deep sense of responsibility" to give a voice to patients and pave the way for other cancer sufferers, her daughter has said. Jess Mills said she was inspired by her mother's "ferocious sense of mission", as the Labour peer became the first patient to donate…
The first study examining the role of feedback in health research projects involving patients and members of the public (PPI research*) has found that a fifth of PPI contributors never received feedback on how their input has shaped the research project. The NIHR-funded study, which has been published in the…
A police force has been fined £130,000 for losing disks containing a video interview with an alleged rape victim. Humberside Police was handed the six-figure penalty by the Information Commissioner's Office after a bundle containing sensitive details went missing. An investigation by the watchdog revealed that three disks and accompanying…
A major health data resource will be able to dramatically expand potential research into mental disorders after receiving responses from thousands of members of the public on mental health. UK Biobank originally recruited 500,000 volunteers whose health data is used in scientific research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment…
Nine leading universities from across the UK will be the recipients of multi-million pound grants from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to help researchers harness the power of data science for mental health research. Funding for the grants, which totals £10 million, was secured by the MRC as part of…
By early 2019, clinicians across the North of Scotland will have access to an integrated digital view of a patient’s health and social care data through a new web-based portal provided by Orion Health. Jointly commissioned by four boards in the North of Scotland, the new health and social care…
More than 1,800 high priority items, such as patient screening or test results, have been identified by NHS England among a backlog of 374,000 pieces of clinical correspondence which were not redirected as they should have been. The National Audit Office (NAO), which is investigating the blunder, said it came…
The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) has published two new workforce data reports; one on children’s services and the other on adults’ services. The data in these reports supplements data already published in the annual Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2016 Workforce Data (SSSC, September 2017). The reports have…
NHS computer systems in Wales have been restored after a technical glitch left many staff unable to access them on Wednesday. The problem affected two data centres, according to the county's department of health. They added that there were no data security issues during the outage. The British Medical Association…
A suspected technical glitch has hit the NHS in Wales, leaving many staff unable to access computer systems. The problem is affecting two data centres, the county's department of health said, adding that it is being dealt with "as a priority". The British Medical Association (BMA) in Wales said it…
Centenarians, pre-school children and babies are among tens of thousands of people whose details are stored on internal council databases due to their deemed potential threat to staff, an investigation has found. Authorities across England identified more than 25,000 service users whose details are flagged on registers sometimes referred to…
The average social worker is 46 years old, white and female. More than a third have some Welsh language ability. The majority work for a local authority with a social work case load and have been in post for less than five years – this according to a new report…
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