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Yorkshire 10k

Hundreds of runners from across Yorkshire are at Newby Hall, near Ripon to take part in the Yorkshire 10k.

It is open to everyone over 16 and there is also a 2 run.

Runners are raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and all money raised will go to funding medical research.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust's reaction to faulty baby tests

The CF Trust is aware that there was a small risk of an error having occurred in the testing for cystic fibrosis through the newborn screening centre at Sheffield, and we understand that this fault was found to affect a very small number of results. We welcome the decision by NHS Yorkshire and Humber to inform parents that may have been affected by this testing and advise parents that have any concerns at all about their child's health to contact their GP."

– Jo Osmond, Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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NHS statement on faulty cystic fibrosis tests

In December 2011 regular on-going quality checks identified that a new analyser, used to measure blood samples from newborn babies across South Yorkshire and the East Midlands for cystic fibrosis, recorded a very small number of inaccurate results.

“While it is not possible to retest the cystic fibrosis samples, following additional checks and regular monitoring, we are now confident that the testing was reliable so no automatic additional testing is necessary.

“While we have successfully identified and corrected the fault we are sorry for any worry this may cause.”

– Professor Paul Johnstone, Director of Public Health for NHS Yorkshire and the Humber

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