Software bugs affecting lives – 20/11

Up to 300,000 heart patients may have been given wrong drugs or advice due to major NHS IT blunder

“ At least 300,000 heart patients may have been given the wrong drugs or advice because of a computer blunder in the NHS.

An IT system used in GPs’ surgeries has been miscalculating patients’ risk of heart attack since 2009.

As a result, some adults may have needlessly been prescribed statins and endured severe side effects, while others may have suffered heart attacks or strokes after wrongly being told they were at low risk.

Source: Daily Mail

Perhaps an extra layer of tests by some other medical professions to ensure that the calculations are correct for a random set of data would be good?

KFC Chicken Shortage 2018

The chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants

We've brought a new delivery partner onboard, but they've had a couple of teething problems - getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex!

We won't compromise on quality, so no deliveries has meant some of our restaurants are closed, and others are operating a limited menu or shortened hours

Source: BBC

Living in London with a few of the restaurants not supplying the chicken we needed for a few weeks but we survived.

Happy Testing!



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