NHS electronic medical records a step closer
A national electronic record of patients’ health looks finally on the cards – five years late – after the NHS IT programme on Thursday changed the way patients will give their consent to the system.
Give prisoners right to vote, says UN
Prisoners in British jails should be allowed to vote and the government should enact legislation to that effect, according to a United Nations report. The call was welcomed yesterday by prison reform groups.
Mental health patient accused of stabbing woman 17 times
A man accused of stabbing a young woman about 17 times in a random attack at a seaside supermarket is a mental health patient, it emerged yesterday.
Young male teachers in a nursery? That’s a history subject now
No men under 25 work in state-run nurseries anywhere in England, according to official figures.
‘Emergency’ jail scheme to last for years
More than 215,000 prisoners are to be freed from jail early in the next seven years, according to projections of the prison population published yesterday.
Gordon Brown’s new housing target ‘almost impossible’
Gordon Brown’s plan to build three million new homes by 2020 is “almost impossible” and could be missed by nine years, experts have warned.
Real unemployment rate at three million, Tories claim
The real unemployment rate would be as high as three million were it not for the Government “fiddling the figures,” the Conservatives have claimed
Baroness Warnock: Dementia sufferers may have a ‘duty to die’
Elderly people suffering from dementia should consider ending their lives because they are a burden on the NHS and their families, according to the influential medical ethics expert Baroness Warnock.
Disabled driver seriously hurt in car record bid
A disabled man broke both arms and a leg when he crashed an adapted racing car while trying to reach speeds of more than 200mph. David Edwards, a former racing driver in his late forties, crashed the Lola T222 car on a test track in Wethersfield, Essex, on Wednesday.