Government faces judicial review challenge over contaminated blood payments – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 20th, 2017 in blood products, damages, health, HIV, judicial review, news by sally

‘The Government is being taken to judicial review over alleged discrimination in its payment scheme for people living with HIV and the Hepatitis C virus.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2017

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NHS to consider funding ‘game-changer’ HIV drugs as High Court dismisses appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 11th, 2016 in appeals, budgets, HIV, medicines, news by tracey

‘The NHS will be forced to formally consider whether to fund pills to prevent HIV despite claiming that doing so could mean cancer victims and children with cystic fibrosis are refused treatment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2016

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Is it within the remit of the NHS to commission and pay for preventative HIV drugs? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 16th, 2016 in health, HIV, local government, medicines, news by sally

‘In this case NHS England argued it lacked the power to commission (and be responsible for paying for) preventative HIV drugs. It said this was solely the responsibility of local authorities and, in so doing, disavowed any responsibility for preventative medicine.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th August 2016

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HIV campaigners win NHS drug battle – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in appeals, health, HIV, local government, medicines, news by tracey

‘The NHS in England has been told by the High Court it can fund a “game-changing” drug that can prevent HIV after health bosses argued it was not their responsibility.’

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BBC News, 2nd August 2016

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Judge to rule on NHS funding for ‘game-changing’ HIV treatment – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in health, HIV, medicines, news by tracey

‘A high court judge is to rule on whether a preventive treatment for HIV that charities say is a “game changer” should be funded by the NHS.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2016

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Government to review 12-month deferral period for gay men donating blood – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2016 in blood products, HIV, homosexuality, news by sally

‘On World Blood Donor Day, the government says it’s going to review a law which means that gay men can’t donate for 12 months after having sex.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2016

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NHS watchdog to weigh cost of HIV prevention drug Prep – BBC News

‘The NHS watchdog NICE has been asked by government to look at the cost of providing an HIV prevention treatment known as Prep.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2016

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NHS England cites legal advice in declining to commission HIV treatment – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in health, HIV, local government, medicines, news by sally

‘The Specialised Services Commissioning Committee of NHS England has accepted external legal advice and concluded that it does not have the legal power to commission the new HIV treatment, PrEP.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st June 2016

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NHS fined for 56 Dean Street HIV status leak – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2016 in data protection, electronic mail, fines, HIV, hospitals, news, privacy by sally

‘The NHS has been fined £180,000 after a sexual health centre leaked the details of almost 800 patients who had attended HIV clinics.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2016

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Legal threat sees NHS England review decision-making on HIV treatment – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 25th, 2016 in HIV, local government, medical treatment, news by sally

‘NHS England is to review its plans to end its decision-making process over whether to make the HIV prevention drug PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) available.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st April 2016

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NHS blood contamination victims hit out at ‘reforms’ which cost them up to £7,000 a year – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2016 in blood products, compensation, consultations, health, HIV, medical treatment, news, victims by tracey

‘Victims of the worst contaminated blood scandal in the NHS’s history say they have been betrayed by the Government after plans were revealed to reduce their annual payouts. About 5,000 people – many of them haemophiliacs – who were infected with HIV, hepatitis C or both after receiving infected blood in the 1970s and 1980s, have been sent letters from the Department of Health asking for their views on “reforms” that will leave them up to £7,000 a year worse off.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2016

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Man jailed for infecting lover with HIV after meeting her on online dating site – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2016 in grievous bodily harm, guilty pleas, HIV, news, sentencing by sally

‘Simba Kuuya’s victim only found out about his condition when one of his former partners contacted her on Facebook.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2015

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Man with HIV jailed for ‘recklessly’ infecting women – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2015 in HIV, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man with HIV who infected two women with the virus has been jailed for five years at Bristol Crown Court.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2015

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Rules banning gay and bisexual men from giving blood to be reviewed – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2015 in blood products, HIV, homosexuality, news by sally

‘The government will conduct a review of the rules prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood, the public health minister Jane Ellison has announced.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2015

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London HIV clinic that revealed patients’ names faces legal action – The Guardian

‘The lawyer investigating claims on behalf of a number of patients whose identities were mistakenly revealed last week by an HIV clinic has said that it could face hundreds of legal claims.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2015

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Derby University students in HIV scare get payouts – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2015 in compensation, health, health & safety, HIV, news by sally

‘A group of students put at risk of contracting HIV when they were given blood tests with re-used syringe barrels have received payouts.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2015

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HIV positive man jailed for seven years for infecting two women despite knowing he was a carrier – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2015 in HIV, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who infected two women with HIV after having unprotected sex with them despite knowing he was a carrier has been jailed for seven years.’
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The Independent, 13th June 2015

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Domestic violence should be specific criminal offence, says Law Commission – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2014 in consultations, crime, domestic violence, HIV, violence by tracey

‘A specific criminal offence should be created to deal with cases of domestic violence, the Law Commission has suggested in a consultation launched on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

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Alan Mason from Kendal jailed for passing on HIV virus – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2014 in AIDS, grievous bodily harm, HIV, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Cumbrian man who is HIV positive has been jailed for knowingly infecting his former partner with the virus.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2014

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Harley Street practitioner claimed he could cure cancer and HIV with lifestyle changes and herbs, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2013 in advertising, cancer, HIV, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Man in court for rare prosecution under The Cancer Act 1939 which prohibits advertisements offering to treat or to cure cancer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2013

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