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    NHS mail blunder puts 1,700 patients at risk.

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    papa_umau
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    NHS mail blunder puts 1,700 patients at risk.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 27 Jun 2017, 12:25 pm

    Over 1,700 patients at risk in 'colossal' NHS mail blunder

    At least 1,700 patients may have been harmed by a 'colossal' blunder that meant thousands of patient records were left to pile up in a warehouse.

    The number at risk is likely to rise as only two thirds of the 700,000 notes found had been checked, officials said.

    Cancer test results and child protection notes were among the documents that went missing in England.

    The National Audit Office also said there were questions to answer about the handling of the incident.

    Read more about this from The BBC HERE




    I am sure that this particular problem has arisen in many entities that are changing over from paper records to electronic records, but after this information has been correctly transferred electronically and backed up electronically the old paper records should have been destroyed.

    Why they have not been destroyed is part and parcel of this scandal.


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    Re: NHS mail blunder puts 1,700 patients at risk.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12:01 pm

    This was on the news last night and once again you got it before they did.

    What needs to happen now is that all of those records need to be transferred to computers and then they should all be thrown on a very large bon-fire.
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    Re: NHS mail blunder puts 1,700 patients at risk.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12:06 pm

    I think that was the main problem with all of these paper documents, was transferring them all to computer would have been a very big and expensive task.

    They probably put them into storage so that they could be referred to at a later date.

    I have no clue as to what they are going to do with them now.


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