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Dr Kelly wounds ‘typical of self-inflicted injury’ – The Independent

“Wounds to the body of weapons inspector David Kelly were ‘typical of self-inflicted injury’, according to previously secret medical documents released today.  Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said he was publishing the documents on how Dr Kelly died ‘in the interests of maintaining public confidence in the inquiry into how Dr Kelly came by his death’. Lord Hutton, who conducted the inquiry into Dr Kelly’s death, ruled that the report should remain secret for 70 years, but there were a number of calls for another examination of the case.”

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The Independent, 22nd October 2010

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Rape victim not allowed to know truth about adopted child – Daily Telegraph

“A rape victim who gave her baby away 20 years ago because she could not be sure if the child was her husband’s cannot now find out the truth because of adoption rules, a court has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2010

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Hutton inquiry closed David Kelly medical reports for 70 years – The Guardian

“Lord Hutton’s decision to classify documents about the death of Dr David Kelly is likely to face a legal challenge amid claims by experts that there are increasing grounds to question the inquiry’s verdict of suicide.”

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The Guardian, 26th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Care review for 214 dead patients – BBC News

“The treatment notes of 214 patients who died at Stafford Hospital, where standards of care have been strongly criticised, are to be reviewed.”

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BBC News, 30th October 2009

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Patients win right to delete records on controversial health database – OUT-LAW.com

“Patients will be able to demand that their health records are deleted from the massive database being built by the NHS, privacy regulator the Information Commissioner’s Office has said. Previously, patients could only have details ‘masked’, not deleted.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th May 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

NHS patients given right to delete electronic record – The Guardian

“NHS patients will be allowed to delete electronic summaries of their treatment records from a new national medical database, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 26th May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Care failings blamed for stabbing spree – The Guardian

“An independent inquiry into the treatment of a man with paranoid schizophrenia who randomly stabbed six people, killing one, has condemned the care he had before the attacks and found that a nurse had altered notes relating to his case.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Straw urged to exempt medical records from data sharing – The Guardian

“The medical professions are to press the justice secretary, Jack Straw, today to exempt personal medical records from the widespread data-sharing powers in his coroners and justice bill.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Radiographer smuggled medical records of lover’s ex-wife from hospital – Daily Telegraph

“Barbara Ferraro took the family health records of her partner’s ex-wife and teenage daughter for him to see, which revealed both had undergone abdominal scans. The Health Professions Council hearing was told that the 44-year-old’s actions were a breach of patient confidentiality.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2009

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Bereaved families get right to inspect medical forms in cremations cases – Ministry of Justice

“The right of families to inspect medical forms of a deceased relative completed by doctors before cremation takes place will start on 1 January 2009, Justice Minister Bridget Prentice said.”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th December 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Controversial paediatrician reprimanded again – The Guardian

“Leading paediatrician Professor David Southall could face the end of his career after the General Medical Council found yesterday that he inappropriately accused a distressed mother of drugging and then murdering her 10-year-old son.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Family doctors to shun national database of patients’ records – The Guardian

“Nearly two-thirds of family doctors are poised to boycott the government’s scheme to put the medical records of 50 million NHS patients on a national electronic database, a Guardian poll reveals today.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dead woman’s medical records case could undermine FOI law – The Register

“A dead woman’s medical records should not be released because a duty of confidentiality survives her death, the Information Tribunal has ruled. The decision backs an earlier ruling by the Information Commissioner.”

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The Register, 1st October 2007

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Lords end NHS trust’s legal battle over source – The Guardian

The NHS trust that has been fighting a seven-and-a-half-year legal battle to force a freelance journalist to name a source for a story has been refused further leave to appeal by the House of Lords.

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The Guardian, 27th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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