UK: Nottinghamshire ambulance service loses more than 40,000 medical records

Peter Blackburn reports:

The private medical records of more than 40,000 patients have been lost by the ambulance service for Nottinghamshire.

The documents, including names, addresses, contact numbers and details of medical conditions, cover patients attended to by paramedics from September to November 2012.

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) says the floppy disk containing the information – lost from Beechdale ambulance station – can only be accessed by specific, now-obsolete hardware and the loss has been reported to the Information Commissioner.

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