The Sunday Post (Dundee)

NHS data losses


THE number of NHS data protection breaches has jumped by more than a third in the space of a year.

Patient records were affected by data loss, theft or other breaches on 920 occasions in 2015 – up 388 on 2014

Greater Glasgow & Clyde reported a case where a folder containing patient results and treatment plans was left in a public area.

Lib Dem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said: “Since 2013, patient records have been compromise­d on almost 2000 occasions.

“There is clearly room for improvemen­t.”

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