40,000 patient forms are lost

Sue Noyes, chief executive of East Midlands Ambulance Service

Sue Noyes, chief executive of East Midlands Ambulance Service

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Private records of more than 40,000 patients have been lost by the ambulance service which serves Mansfield and Ashfield.

A data cartridge containing just under 42,000 electronic copies of scanned handwritten Patient Report Forms has gone missing from the headquarters of the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) in Nottingham.

The scans contain confidential details of patients attended to by paramedics from September to November 2012, including names, addresses, contact numbers and details of medical conditions.

 

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