NHS lose millions of records

Nine NHS trusts in England have admitted losing patient records in a fresh case of wholesale data loss by government services, it has emerged.

Hundreds of thousands of adults and children are thought to be affected by the breaches, which emerged as part of a government-wide data security review.

The Department of Health says patients have been told and there is no evidence data has fallen into the wrong hands

Full story on the BBC

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