UK: Patients 'at risk as after medical records lost'

Rob Pattinson reports:

PRIVATE medical records blunders has seen patients put at potential risk, a probe reveals today.

Cases of mislaid doctors’ notes, lost patient files, and child protection reports going missing have been recorded over the last three years.

Now data bosses have warned the failure to keep information safe could lead to records falling into the “wrong hands”.

In one case an ‘at-risk’ baby and its foster parents were put in danger by a blunder.

Their address in Chester-le-Street, was passed on to the infant’s violent dad by mistake – one of dozens of patient data errors uncovered by the Chronicle.

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