UK: Medical notes sent to a stranger

Medical notes of three Dudley patients have been sent in error to a stranger in the town prompting concerns over a government agency’s data security.

Rod Phillips, 59, was told he was ineligible for a disability pension and took the matter to tribunal.

He said he was alarmed to find three people’s medical notes enclosed with his own in a letter from the tribunal.

The Tribunals Service said it took data security “very seriously” and was investigating as a matter of urgency.

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