Patients' records stolen from Walsall health worker's car

Patients’ personal therapy records were stolen from the car of a member of staff at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

The records were stolen from a car
The records were stolen from a car

The trust has admitted that therapy records of 41 patients and keys were stolen from the boot of a car in June and said it needs to ‘strengthen the processes for transporting patient information in the community’.

It follows a data error last year which saw private details of 30 people, including diagnosis results, wrongly sent to a single person.

Amir Khan, medical director for the trust said the information taken did not detail full medical history and measures had been taken to ensure the safe transportation of files.

He added: “The incident was immediately reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office.”

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