Ambulance service loses patient data

East Midlands Ambulance Service admits to losing a data cartridge containing 42,000 Patient Report Forms. They say extra staff training on data handling is already underway.

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Reaction to ambulance service loss of patient records

Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have commented on the loss of nearly 42,000 patient records by East Midlands Ambulance Service saying,

“This is not what we would expect from a well-run public service.”

– Martin Gawith, chairman of Healthwatch Nottingham, and Joe Pidgeon, chairman of Healthwatch Nottinghamshire

East Midlands Ambulance Service have apologised and say they're certain no-one outside the organisation would be able to access the data because it has to be read with a special type of equipment.

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