UK: Hospital's high risk over patients' records

John Morgan reports:

There is a “high risk” of patient data being lost at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

A risk assessment by the hospital itself states that the high volume of data handled at the trust by a high number of staff means the risk cannot be eliminated altogether.

The News has found that information lost by Addenbrooke’s over the past three years includes a ward handover sheet relating to 28 patients containing patient names, but not addresses, and a register of patients treated by the orthopaedic physiotherapy team, again containing names but not addresses.

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