UK: Medical notes lost in car park

Confidential patient medical records and a blank prescription pad have been found strewn across a Dudley clinic’s car park. The shocking lapse in security over patients’ intimate medical details could land The Central Clinic, Hall Street, in trouble as the blunder breaks several data protection laws and regulations.


Dr Paul Brian Varney Brettell, whose name was on the prescription pad and Dr Touseef Safdar, a partner at the practice, apologised for the blatant breach of security.

Dr Safdar said: “I am deeply sorry for any data loss from our practice.

“I can only apologise to the patients concerned and assure the rest of our patients that we will now be looking hard at our processes to ensure this can never happen again.


Dudley Primary Care Trust have been informed about the security breach and are investigating.

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