UK: 2,000 hospital patients' records stolen

A laptop containing confidential information on 2,000 patients was stolen from Broomfield Hospital.

The news has angered the Patients’ Association – a charity helping to give a voice to patients in their dealings with the NHS – amid concerns for the security of patient data held at hospitals.

The computer, which had been through a data encryption process, was taken from an office at the hospital during a burglary.

All the patients whose records were affected have been informed, police are investigating and the Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust has increased security at the site.

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