UK: Thousands of patient details lost

From the BBC:

Thousands of patient details have been lost by the NHS in London following a series of data breaches, a report has revealed.

NHS London revealed that between April 2008 until April 2009 there were 76 “serious untoward incidents”, which involved personal information of patients and staff being lost or stolen.

At least 37,872 patient details have been lost, stolen, misplaced or “inappropriately released” by Primary Care Trusts (PCT), GPs and acute trusts in the capital, the report showed.

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