Ie: 100 medical records lost by NHS in three years

Lisa Smyth reports in the Belfast Telegraph:

Nearly 100 medical records have been lost in Northern Ireland over the last three years.

Health Minister Michael McGimpsey revealed the figures in response to a question from DUP MLA Simon Hamilton — who is alarmed at the number of lost records.

Figures released by Mr McGimpsey show that in 2005/06, a total of 25 medical files were lost and this number rose again the following two years. In 2007/08, 39 files were lost.

Statistics stated there were eight incidents of data protection breaches relating to medical records over the five-year period.

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