UK: Patient records stolen from hospital

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Hospital chiefs have written to more than 2,000 patients after their confidential records were stolen.

Stroud General Hospital patients’ details were on a computer that was taken in a raid on the Field Road hospital at the end of March.

NHS Gloucestershire Care Services has sent letters to 2,470 patients, as although the computer was password protected, some patient letters were saved on the hard drive.

The letters, which followed outpatient clinic appointments, were from hospital consultants to GPs, other health professionals or patients and relatives.

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