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Day: June 24, 2019

Relative of NHS founder died after mistake by two NHS trusts
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Relative of NHS founder died after mistake by two NHS trusts

    A relative of the man who founded the NHS died after a "life-threatening mistake" made by two NHS trusts, an inquest has heard. Roderick Bevan, the great-nephew of Nye Bevan, died last year after doctors at two hospitals failed to notify him about a lung tumour, the family's solicitor said. The tumour was identified during a PET scan at Boston Pilgrim Hospital in October 2016. Despite further appointments at that hospital, as well as the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust, Mr Bevan was not told he had lung cancer until January 2018. By that time, the 66-year-old's condition had deteriorated such that he was no longer a candidate for active treatment, according to the narrative verdict recorded at his inquest. The verdict added that Mr Bevan could have been t...
Debate cancelled after Boris refusal
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Debate cancelled after Boris refusal

    The televised Tory leadership debate has been cancelled because Boris Johnson refuses to take part, Sky News has announced. In a development that could represent a fresh blow to the frontrunner’s hopes of becoming prime minister, the broadcaster said he had so far declined the invitation to go head to head with rival Jeremy Hunt who has accused his opponent of bottling it. A spokesman said: Sky News has been planning to hold a debate tomorrow between the two remaining candidates in the Conservative leadership election. Jeremy Hunt has agreed to take part but Boris Johnson has so far declined the invitation. We stand ready to host a debate tomorrow evening if both candidates make themselves available. Without both candidates, tomorrow's debate will not take place. B...