Patient records stolen from NHS hospital wards

Kate Devlin reports in the Telegraph:

Hundreds of computers, many containing confidential patient records, are being stolen from hospital wards every year, an investigation has shown.

Records including the results of blood tests have been among the data lost.

Tens of millions of pounds worth of medical equipment is also taken annually, some of it believed to have been “stolen to order” by organised gangs.

More than 522 laptops had been stolen or lost across 110 NHS trusts in England in the last three years, information released to More4 News under the Freedom Of Information Act shows.

Full story – Telegraph

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