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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
Academy of Medical Sciences

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NHS "institutional discrimination" has led to 6 deaths
Six die due to ‘NHS discrimination’

The NHS has been accused of allowing six people to die because of “institutional discrimination” against people with learning disabilities. Disability charity Mencap made the accusation in a report published today, which alleges people with learning difficulties “get worse healthcare than non-disabled people”. Health secretary Patricia Hewitt said she was “shocked” to hear the findings,… Read more »

The Lords defeated the government over its medical health bill
Peers defeat government over mental health bill

A cross party group of peers has challenged the government’s mental health bill, with the Lords voting for a series of amendments that weaken the proposed act’s power to detain people with severe personality disorders without consent. The government’s original bill would allow people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others to be… Read more »