Family doctors are concerned that the “total confidentiality” of GP consultations could be under threat from a major NHS data scheme which will see confidential patient records stored in a national database.
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Thursday 29 March 2012
More than 100 suspected rapists behind attacks in London going back more than two decades remain unidentified, despite detectives and forensic scientists discovering their full DNA profiles during a trawl of unsolved cases.
Thursday 29 March 2012
Forensic scientists have the full DNA profiles of more than 100 suspected rapists behind attacks in London going back more than two decades.
Monday 20 February 2012
Florence Nightingale may have had a point when she insisted 150 years ago that open windows were the hallmark of a healthy hospital ward, according to a microbiologist who believes air conditioning and an ultra-sterile environment may actually contribute to infections.
Friday 17 February 2012
The digital revolution continues at publisher and events organiser Reed Elsevier, where print is down to just 22 per cent of turnover.
Friday 10 February 2012
Tuesday 17 January 2012
An unlicensed cab driver was jailed for five years at the Old Bailey today for raping a passenger nearly 17 years ago.
Monday 12 December 2011
Members of the public will be able to rate care homes for the elderly on a new TripAdvisor-style website, under plans being developed by the Government.
Tuesday 08 November 2011
Proposals by the head of the UK border force for controls to be relaxed further prior to the start of a pilot scheme this summer were rejected before he went ahead with them, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.
Sunday 06 November 2011
Theresa May launched an independent inquiry last night into claims that the UK Border Agency dropped some passport checks to cut queues.
Sunday 21 August 2011
Halt! Who goes there? It's a refrain we all know from childhood, the stuff of fairy tales and war films (alongside a bit of "Hände hoch!"). And how did one respond? Friend – or foe. Of course, it wasn't too difficult to crack that system and lie to get behind enemy lines (at least on the playground). As far as systems go, it ranks right up there with using "1234" to unlock your phone or "password" as the password on your PC.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
The Home Office denied making a U-turn on its promise to delete the DNA records of innocent people yesterday, after it emerged that the samples will remain in forensic-science laboratories but in anonymised form.
Thursday 21 July 2011
The number of people diagnosed with cancer has increased by 20 per cent in the past decade, according to Office of National Statistics figures released yesterday.
Thursday 07 July 2011
Hundreds of police officers and staff have been disciplined for abusing their access to confidential databases, figures showed today.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
When you make your next purchase online, Sir Martin Sorrell will probably get to learn of it. The Briton who heads the world's biggest advertising group, WPP, yesterday launched a new company, Xaxis, which will preside over the "world's largest database" of 500 million personal profiles, based on such things as the individual's choice in websites and purchases made online. Xaxis will track "almost 100 per cent of the UK population".
Thursday 23 June 2011
Hackers could crack the new Police National Database and access sensitive information of millions of innocent people, human rights campaigners have warned.
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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