UK: Records abandoned despite warnings

Scott Macnab reports:

Health chiefs failed to remove confidential patient records from a disused hospital despite repeated warnings, an official report yesterday found.

NHS Tayside took action only after media reports emerged about the data which had been left lying at Strathmartine Hospital on the outskirts of Dundee.

Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon yesterday said the rules needed to be tightened to ensure security of all health data.

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