UK: Patients’ details lost by hospitals

Neil Macfarlane reports in The Northern Echo:

PATIENTS’ representatives have spoken of their outrage after scores of confidential files were lost by North-East NHS trusts.

The papers include private data such as medical history notes, prescription charts and laboratory results.

Among the missing data is a bundle of 19 files that a consultant left in his car overnight. The car was stolen from his driveway and the records were never recovered.

An investigation by The Northern Echo found that 65 files were reported lost or stolen in the past three years by NHS trusts at North Tees and Hartlepool, South Tees, Newcastle and York.

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