North health boards lose dozens of patient records

By Tim Pauling

Published: 02/01/2014

Health boards across the north and north-east have lost dozens of confidential patient records in recent years, the Press and Journal can reveal.

In the last five years there have been more than 125 incidents, including patient documents found dumped in a bin and in a hospital car park.

The figures also show there have been more than 700 incidents of information being lost, leaked and other breaches of the Data Protection Act by health boards across Scotland.

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