Hunt blasted on 708,000 lost records

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

JEREMY Hunt has been ac­cused of a cover-up af­ter ad­mit­ting 708,000 NHS med­i­cal records were lost. The Health Sec­re­tary said the con­fi­den­tial files went into stor­age be­tween 2011 and 2016 and have now mostly been re­cov­ered. Mr Hunt was aware of losses last March but only told MPS in July. And only when called to the Com­mons yes­ter­day did he re­veal the ex­tent of the scan­dal. Shadow Health Sec­re­tary Jon Ash­worth said pa­tients de­served an apol­ogy for the “catas­trophic breach of data pro­tec­tion” and Mr Hunt “stands ac­cused of a cover-up”.

ON SPOT Hunt yes­ter­day

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