Archiv: National Health Service (NHS)


19.05.2020 - 19:16 [ Medium.com ]

Open Letter, May 18, 2020, London: Dear Matt Hancock, we are civil society organisations, privacy advocates and academic researchers writing to express concerns about the NHS’s plans to build a COVID-19 datastore.

We share the common goal of preserving public confidence in systems that can help make us all safer. Therefore, before the NHS continues its plans, we urge you to provide the public with more information and take appropriate measures to reduce risk of data sharing and keep the aggregated data under democratic control.

In March, the NHS announced a new plan to build a datastore that aggregates COVID-19 health data. Microsoft, Google, Palantir, Faculty and Amazon will assist in the development of the datastore and the processing of the data.

19.05.2020 - 19:10 [ Computerweekly.com ]

Privacy advocates demand clarity over Covid-19 datastore

(yesterday)

In an open letter directly addressed to the health secretary, civil society organisations, privacy advocates and academic researchers urged Hancock to give the public more information about the datastore and take appropriate measures to reduce data-sharing risks and keep it under democratic control.

19.05.2020 - 18:45 [ OpenDemocracy.net ]

DemocracyWatch: COVID-19 ushers in a new era of surveillance apps

Last week, Palantir got the US government contract to run a new system for tracking the spread of COVID-19.

It’s not just the US that is boosting surveillance in the pandemic. In tiny Liechtenstein, the government has launched biometric tracker bracelets that automatically collect key medical information. The statelet plans for all citizens to wear them by autumn, while Germany, Turkey and France are also among the 23 countries that have looked at high-tech surveillance measures in response to the crisis.

19.05.2020 - 18:39 [ theVerge.com ]

Peter Thiel’s controversial Palantir is helping build a coronavirus tracking tool for the Trump admin

(21.04.2020)

It is unclear what exactly this data is, where it comes from, or how it’s being used. It’s also unclear if Palantir is the sole technology provider of the tool, or if other partners are involved.

Reports earlier this month first surfaced Palantir’s involvement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the UK’s National Health Service regarding coronavirus tracking software and other assistance in combating the global pandemic.

10.05.2020 - 19:35 [ Daily Mail ]

Seven million people will be on hospital waiting lists by autumn because of coronavirus delays, report warns

– More than 7 million people could be on hospital waiting lists before October
– The daunting figure comes from Analysis by the healthcare provider Medefer
– It comes after medics warned up to 2,700 cancers were being missed weekly

23.04.2020 - 20:28 [ Politicshome.com ]

Nicola Stugeon promises ‚grown up conversation‘ with voters as she unveils Scottish government plans for easing lockdown

And it says the Scottish Government will likely keep in force bans on large gatherings – such as at public events and pubs – “for some time to come”.

It sets out six principles that will guide Scottish ministers in lifting measures, promising to make decisions that are “safe”, “lawful”, “evidence-based”, “fair & ethical”, “clear”, “realistic” and “collective”.

23.04.2020 - 20:05 [ the Sun ]

If coronavirus lockdown lasts for six months, 50,000 cancer patients will die, says top doc

It comes as vital cancer screening has been put on hold across the country – with Cancer Research UK estimating that 2,300 cancers are now being missed a week.

Prof Sikora, chief medical officer at Rutherford Health and former head of the World Health Organisation’s cancer programme, wrote on the Daily Mail: “If this continues for six months, I suspect that in the years to come there will be at least 50,000 excess cancer deaths. That is a terrifying number.

12.04.2020 - 20:40 [ Boris Johnson, Premierminister von Großbritannien / Twitter ]

It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life. The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past. #StayHomeSaveLives

12.04.2020 - 20:37 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Politics latest news: Boris Johnson thanks NHS staff for saving his life as he leaves hospital

„I have today left hospital after a week in which the NHS has saved my life, no question,“ he said in a message on Twitter.

The Prime Minister thanked several of the staff who looked after him by name, including two nurses who stood by his bedside for 48 hours „when things could have gone either way.“

12.04.2020 - 08:33 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚The NHS saved my life‘: Boris Johnson pays tribute to hospital medics saying ‚I can’t thank them enough‘ and friends reveal he came close to death – as coronavirus claims 917 UK lives in 24 hours

At one point, Mr Johnson’s plight was so grave that Cabinet Ministers and aides prayed for him. While in hospital, Mr Johnson has been boosted by a love letter from his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, which included a scan of their unborn child.

24.03.2020 - 07:24 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - Gov.uk ]

Surveillance of influenza and other respiratory viruses in the UK

Table 7. Number of deaths associated with influenza observed through the FluMOMO algorithm with confidence intervals, England, 2014 to 2015 season to 2018 to 2019 (up to week 15):

All ages:

2014/15: 28,330 (27,462 to 29,208)
2015/16: 11,875 (11,237 to 12,524)
2016/17: 18,009 (17,260 to 18,768)
2017/18: 26,408 (17,260 to 18,768)

24.03.2020 - 06:34 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Biggest lockdown of society in British history ordered by Boris Johnson

Mr Johnson made the shock announcement after scientific advisers were dismayed by pictures of crowded Tube trains in London and people up and down the country ignoring Government advice by flocking to public spaces in large numbers.

The Prime Minister was told that unless tough measures were brought in immediately the NHS would quickly collapse under the rapidly escalating numbers of people being hospitalised with the virus. The death toll now stands at 335, the number of positive tests at 6,650.

15.12.2019 - 10:09 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson will guarantee his £34billion NHS spending pledge by putting it into law next week

The PM will make it a legal requirement for him to keep his promise to boost funding by £33.9billion a year.

The bold gesture – the first made by any government – will convince doubters of his determination to make the health service a top priority over the next five years.

Mr Johnson wants to build on his stunning general election victory by proving to those who voted Tory for the first time that he can really be trusted.

16.11.2019 - 19:47 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

The post-war Labour government gave us full employment; the NHS; modern welfare state; public ownership of railways, electric, gas, coal and steel; and built a million new homes. All when the country’s back was broken. Never let it be said that we can’t afford a decent society.

24.08.2019 - 08:07 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson will tell Donald Trump that the NHS is off the table in post-Brexit US-UK trade deal as he makes his debut on the world stage at the G7 summit in France

– Johnson will tell Trump the NHS is off the table for trade talks when they meet
– The pair will have breakfast on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France
– US officials suggested series of mini trade deals post-Brexit, but Johnson said to prefer one comprehensive agreement
– The PM will also meet Donald Tusk and tell him to reopen backstop negotiations

23.07.2019 - 14:40 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris vows to end austerity by borrowing to fund £26billion pledges and tax cuts – but faces massive Tory mutiny over his No Deal Brexit plan as he is elected Conservative leader

Supporters of the former foreign secretary told The Telegraph he would press ahead with key policies by borrowing to pay for them if that was required.

‚We are talking about a fiscal loosening of less than 1 per cent of total public spending,‘ one aide said.

‚It would do a lot to get things moving for the middle classes, to get them spending more money.‘

05.06.2019 - 05:22 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

WATCH: Donald Trump faces backlash after claiming NHS ‘on the table’ in any future UK-US trade deal

Donald Trump has insisted that the National Health Service must be „on the table“ in negotiations over a future UK-US trade agreement.

04.06.2019 - 18:06 [ Josh Jackson ‏/ Twitter ]

It is like the ‘Left’ have such a short memory. The EU wanted TTIP more than anyone, that would have destroyed what was left of the social state in Britain. The EU is already pressuring nationally owned industries to liberalise and privatise. This is happening *now*.

04.06.2019 - 18:04 [ Josh Jackson ‏/ Twitter ]

If the EU had its way with TTIP (ironically only stopped by Trump) then our NHS would already be being sold off to US multinationals. Under the EU we have seen many parts of the NHS privatised and sold off under commissions to foreign financiers. EU policy makes this easy.

21.10.2018 - 13:46 [ Kathie Bennet / Twitter ]

an ambulance was called for my niece who has a brain tumour at 4.30 am, the ambulance got to her at 6.15 am,

this is what the fucking tories have done, unless your rich, help is limited, i live 58 miles from her my sister is in bits how is this even happening in 2018

21.10.2018 - 13:44 [ Ellie Baker ‏/ Twittter ]

my father a formerly fit man at 74 ,had a stroke and collapsed they didn’t even turn up for him,told my elderly mum .to get a taxi

..only she was unable to lift him sister had to leave work and take him in, so much for acting quickly and calling 999 he survived and is improving

21.10.2018 - 13:39 [ Express.co.uk ]

What is Universal Credit: Who is entitled to Universal Credit? Will it be scrapped?

The use of food banks has risen since Universal Credit’s introduction.

The Trussell Trust said in April it gave out a record 1.3m old parcels to 666,000 people in 2017 to 2018, an increase of 13 percent on the previous year.

And the charity revealed its food banks operating in areas where Universal Credit had been rolled out were four time as busy as in other parts of the UK.

21.10.2018 - 13:33 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

‘It wasn’t planned but it was very wanted. I was crying when they wheeled me in, I woke up crying after’ – How Universal Credit rules force women into abortions

(4.5.2018) She and her partner discovered, almost halfway through the pregnancy, that the government no longer paid out child tax credit and the child element of universal credit for more than two children.

The rule applies to babies born after 6th April 2017 and it’s been widely condemned by women’s rights organisations, religious leaders and child poverty campaigners.