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Google Now Has Access To Millions of Patients' Medical Records

Despite the agreement stating Google cannot use the data in any other part of the company’s business, many will be wary of the access the tech giant has. 11 more words


EHRC document to be presented to the UN, seen exclusively by the Guardian, says that new contract discriminates against female doctors


GR Comment:   The obvious solution is admit you’re wrong Mr Hunt, not impose the contract then train and hire more hospital staff to make the wards and casualties function correctly and promptly without demoralising and exhausting the existing Nurses and Doctors. 449 more words

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Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities: Implementing the SDGs - Disrupt & Innovate

There has been much cause to celebrate the new 2030 Agenda; the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a huge step forward when compared to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in many ways. 35 more words


Recognition and support must go hand in hand for unpaid carers | Social care

It’s with pleasure we feature the latest guest blog from Tony Hunter, Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). As part of our call for evidence coverage, he explains why i… 14 more words


Voting and Elections: know your rights and options

With approaching local council and London Mayoral elections, as well as the EU referendum, we want disabled people to have a clear understanding of their voting rights and options. 680 more words

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Fresh staff cuts at EHRC ‘will undermine its vital work’ | DisabledGo News and Blog

The equality watchdog is set to make nearly 30 members of staff redundant, in what critics say is a blow to its efforts to enforce equality laws and hold the government to account over its record on disability discrimination. 144 more words


Benefit Sanctions Handed Out To Thousands Of People ‘Unlawful’

Sanctions imposed on thousands of benefit claimants for not taking part in the DWP’s so-called “back-to-work” schemes are unlawful, a court has ruled. 

Three Court of Appeal judges upheld an earlier decision by the High Court, potentially paving the way for millions in refunds to people who had their incomes cut while they were unemployed. 358 more words


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