UK: Patients "have no faith in NHS records database"

A series of personal information losses have meant patients have no faith in plans to put their details on a new national NHS database, ministers have been warned.

Conservative MP Christopher Fraser said the collapse in confidence came after 300,000 prescription forms were lost, junior doctor job applications were found on the internet and a laptop holding patient details was stolen.

Health Minister Ben Bradshaw said electronic data could be secured using encryption and other measures.

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