UK: Medical records end up in St Helena Hospice shop

Caroline Tilley reports:

Dozens of confidential patient medical records were breached after they ended up in a charity shop, it has been revealed.

More than 40 patients at Mersea Island Medical Practice were affected by the breach when a GP took the documents home and accidentally donated them to St Helena’s Hospice.

Staff members realised what they were and handed them back to the surgery, but not before some had been seen.

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