This RSS feed URL is deprecated

Watchdog slaps NHS for failure to tackle correspondence backlog - The Register

The National Audit Office has slapped the NHS Shared Business Services for its failure to handle a backlog of misdirected clinical correspondence, which will cost £6.6m to work through. The NHS Shared Business Services is a joint venture between the ...and more »

NHS digitisation means mail blunder “unlikely” to occur again, Hunt tells Commons - Digital Health

The shift to electronic systems will mean the blunder that saw 709,000 items of medical correspondence not delivered is “unlikely” to occur again, according to the health secretary. Jeremy Hunt faced an urgent question about the debacle in the House of ...and more »

Jeremy Hunt accused of 'sleeping at the wheel' during NHS data loss scandal - The Guardian

Health secretary forced to respond to urgent Commons question after withering NAO report on loss of 700,000 health documents. Denis Campbell Health policy editor. Tue 27 Jun 2017 10.28 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 16.08 EST. Share on ...and more »

Hundreds of patients potentially harmed by undelivered NHS mail - The Guardian

Watchdog criticises Shared Business Services, which the Guardian revealed in February failed to process 709,000 items. Denis Campbell Health policy editor. Mon 26 Jun 2017 19.01 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 16.11 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Jeremy Hunt and NHS 'delayed telling patients' about mislaid confidential documents after private firm blunder - The Independent

Jeremy Hunt has been accused of leaving Parliament and patients in the dark after hundreds of thousands of pieces of confidential medical correspondence was discovered “languishing in a warehouse”. At least 1,700 patients may have been harmed by the ...and more »

NHS patients at risk after 700000 medical records and documents lost in huge blunder - Evening Standard

More than 1,700 NHS patients could have been harmed after 700,000 important medical records and letters including cancer results were lost in a huge blunder. According to a report from the National Audit Office, child protection notes, medical ...and more »

NHS mailing blunder put 1788 patients at risk - and Health Secretary kept it quiet -

Jeremy Hunt kept quiet for months about a 'major blunder' which saw more than 700,000 letters to NHS patients mislaid, some of which contained cancer diagnosis, treatment plans and blood tests, it emerged today. The health secretary learned in March ...and more »

1700 cases of potential harm from undelivered medical mail - Digital Health

At least 1,700 cases of potential patient harm have been identified after a huge medical correspondence storage blunder, according to a new report by the NAO. The National Audit Office's NAO report into the 709,000 items of unprocessed medical ...and more »

Over 1700 patients at risk in 'colossal' NHS mail blunder - BBC News

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 ...and more »

NHS data loss scandal left at least 1788 patients facing potential harm - GP online

At least 1,788 cases of potential harm to patients have been identified after more than 700,000 items of unprocessed patient data were buried in an NHS warehouse for up to a decade, a government watchdog has warned. Doctors Net Discuss on more »