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A Department of Health spokeswoman said: “As the NAO report highlights, patient safety has been our first priority and no cases of harm have been identified to date.“Alongside NHS England, we have been very mindful of appropriate transparency while working to make sure this does not happen again.Aramaic, the day-to-day language of Israel in the Second Temple period (539 BCE – 70 CE), was the original language of large sections of the biblical books of Daniel and Ezra, and is the main language of the Talmud.The Zohar first appeared in Spain in the 13th century, and was published by a Jewish writer named Moses de León.NHS SBS disputed NHS England's right to commission further work and “NHS England considered that NHS SBS was being obstructive and unhelpful in providing the access NHS England sought”. To date, of 2,508 items of mail classified as high priority, GPs have assessed 2,159 of those as having “no patient harm” and are still examining the remaining items, with 229 classified as “potential harm”.GPs have yet to respond on 175,000 items of correspondence assessed by NHS England to be lower priority, despite having received payment to review these additional items in February 2017, the NAO said.It is a group of books including commentary on the mystical aspects of the Torah (the five books of Moses) and scriptural interpretations as well as material on mysticism, mythical cosmogony, and mystical psychology.
Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth said: “This is a total scandal.
Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, said the Government “must be held accountable for this shoddy affair”, accusing ministers of trying to “simply wave this away” and adding: “This disaster left patient data, which includes blood test results and cancer screening, languishing in a warehouse.” NHS England estimates the cost of the incident will be at least £6.6m for administration alone, which shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth called “an extraordinary waste of taxpayers' money”.
Overall, NHS England and NHS SBS have identified just under 709,000 items of unprocessed correspondence, and the review of the backlog as of 31 May had found 1,788 cases of potential harm to patients – a figure which Mr Farron warned “could be much, much higher”.
However, according to the report, the department did not inform Parliament or the public for several months about the issue, as it considered it too early to understand the full extent of harm that may have been caused.
The company, which was operating a redirection service in the East Midlands, the South West and north-east London, is said to have known of the possible risk to patients as early as January 2014, but did not develop a plan to deal with the backlog as it continued to accumulate – with staff considering the work “just filing”.
Last year, the Health Secretary updated Parliament and the Public Accounts Committee was informed.” An NHS England spokesman said: “NHS England was deeply concerned to be belatedly informed by SBS in March 2016 about its backlog of unprocessed correspondence.