Sunday, December 23, 2007

Nine NHS trusts lose data HRMC style

From the BBC, the Guardian and the Mirror, the latest data loss to be publicised - 9 Enlgish NHS trusts have addmitted losing hundreds of thousands of patient records.

"Cases include the loss of a CD holding 160,000 children's names and addresses by a Trust in East London and the loss of 244 cancer patients' details by the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells health trust in Kent.

In one case, in Norfolk and Norwich, medical papers on patients with lung, breast and colon cancer were dumped in a wheelie bin."

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