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Patient data revealed in security lapse

4th August 2011

Vulnerable patients including elderly and other at risk people have been sent letters by the NHS with their door codes and key-safe combination numbers printed on the envelopes.

The letters were sent out after the codes were entered into address fields in the Personal Demographics Service data system run by NHS Connecting for Health. So far, 216 cases have been identified. The Department for Health has launched an investigation to determine the extent of the problem but said there had been no incidents as a result of the lapse.

 

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Article Information

Title: Patient data revealed in security lapse
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 19349
Date Added: 4th Aug 2011

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The Independent

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