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Unprocessed letters to cost NHS at least £6.6m - Public Finance

Unprocessed letters to cost NHS at least £6.6mPublic FinanceNHS mistakes that meant 709,000 medical letters failed to reach their intended destination will cost the health services at least £6.6m, say government auditors. A National Audit Office report follows an investigation into how NHS Shared Business ...and more »

Doctors slam 'disgraceful' mail backlog that could harm 1800 patients - National Health Executive;

Doctors slam 'disgraceful' mail backlog that could harm 1800 patients - National Health Executive

National Health ExecutiveDoctors slam 'disgraceful' mail backlog that could harm 1800 patientsNational Health ExecutiveDoctors and politicians alike have branded it a disgraceful and “colossal blunder” that almost 2,000 patients may have been harmed after an NHS contractor developed a staggering backlog of over 700,000 pieces of unprocessed clinical correspondence in ...and more »

NHS Data Blunder

NHS Data Blunder "Put Over 1700 Patients at Risk" - Infosecurity Magazine

Infosecurity MagazineNHS Data Blunder "Put Over 1700 Patients at Risk"Infosecurity MagazineThe health of over 1700 patients may have been put at risk after an NHS contractor failed to deliver hundreds of thousands of medical documents, according to an independent parliamentary audit. The National Audit Office (NAO) report was finally ...and more »

More than 1700 patients at risk over NHS mail blunder - Leicester Post;

More than 1700 patients at risk over NHS mail blunder - Leicester Post

Leicester PostMore than 1700 patients at risk over NHS mail blunderLeicester PostTo date, 1,788 cases of "potential harm to patients" have so far been identified by Global Positioning System and NHS managers sifting through the recovered test results and consultant letters that SBS failed to redirect to practices. "None of the ...and more »

At least 1700 patients affected by mislaying of medical information says report - Leicester Post;

At least 1700 patients affected by mislaying of medical information says report - Leicester Post

Leicester PostAt least 1700 patients affected by mislaying of medical information says reportLeicester PostAn investigation is being undertaken by the National Audit Office into how the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) managed the sending and receiving of the letters sent by Global Positioning System after patients changed their medical professional ...and more »

700k NHS patient notes go unprocessed in warehouse blunder: 5 things to know - Becker's Hospital Review

700k NHS patient notes go unprocessed in warehouse blunder: 5 things to knowBecker's Hospital ReviewA mailing incident reportedly impacted at least 1,700 patients from the U.K.'s National Health Service, according to the BBC. Here are five things to know about the incident. 1. NHS Shared Business Services, a joint venture between the U.K. Department ...and more »

NHS shock as 700000 NHS letters go undelivered, including patients from Burton and South Derbyshire - Burton Mail;

NHS shock as 700000 NHS letters go undelivered, including patients from Burton and South Derbyshire - Burton Mail

Burton MailNHS shock as 700000 NHS letters go undelivered, including patients from Burton and South DerbyshireBurton MailThe NHS has been left reeling after thousands of medical letters weren't delivered, instead being left in an East Midlands processing centre, as a result of people changing their GPs. From screen testing results and treatment plans to clinical notes, a ...and more »

Health secretary failed to reveal severity of NHS mail blunder that 'put patients' lives at risk' - RT;

Health secretary failed to reveal severity of NHS mail blunder that 'put patients' lives at risk' - RT

RTHealth secretary failed to reveal severity of NHS mail blunder that 'put patients' lives at risk'RTIt was revealed in February by the Guardian newspaper that private company NHS Shared Business Services (SBS), which is partly owned by the Department of Health, failed to process a bulk of letters that included cancer diagnoses, blood test results and ...and more »

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

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

Digital HealthNHS digitisation means mail blunder “unlikely” to occur again, Hunt tells CommonsDigital HealthThe 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;

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

The GuardianJeremy Hunt accused of 'sleeping at the wheel' during NHS data loss scandalThe GuardianJeremy Hunt, the health secretary admitted that his department's oversight of NHS Shared Business Services was not good enough. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters. NHS. Jeremy Hunt accused of 'sleeping at the wheel' during NHS data loss scandal.and more »

Thousands of medical letters undelivered across East Midlands - Nottingham Post;

Thousands of medical letters undelivered across East Midlands - Nottingham Post

Nottingham PostThousands of medical letters undelivered across East MidlandsNottingham PostGPs across the East Midlands are dealing with a backlog of thousands of undelivered medical letters - including those destined for Nottingham patients. An investigation by the National Audit Office (NAO) reveals that there were 351,500 undelivered ...and more »

Jeremy Hunt accused of cover up and conflict of interest in lost NHS patients records scandal - The London Economic;

Jeremy Hunt accused of cover up and conflict of interest in lost NHS patients records scandal - The London Economic

The London EconomicJeremy Hunt accused of cover up and conflict of interest in lost NHS patients records scandalThe London EconomicIn extraordinary scenes in the House of Commons today, the Health Secretary was accused of a cover up and conflict of interest while presiding over the biggest scandal of lost patients records ever revealed in the NHS by his Labour Party counterpart in ...and more »

Mislaying of 700000 medical letters 'totally unacceptable' says Jeremy Hunt - BT.com;

Mislaying of 700000 medical letters 'totally unacceptable' says Jeremy Hunt - BT.com

BT.comMislaying of 700000 medical letters 'totally unacceptable' says Jeremy HuntBT.comThe blunder relates to documents including treatment plans, blood and urine tests and cancer diagnoses. Share this. Facebook; Twitter; Google plus; Email; Share. 0. Mislaying of 700,000 medical letters 'totally unacceptable' says Jeremy Hunt. Facebook ...and more »

Thousands of East Midlands patients put at risk after NHS contractor blunder - Derbyshire Times;

Thousands of East Midlands patients put at risk after NHS contractor blunder - Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire TimesThousands of East Midlands patients put at risk after NHS contractor blunderDerbyshire TimesThousands of patient records from the East Midlands have been left to pile up in a warehouse by a NHS contractor. Across the UK, 1,700 patients have so far been identified in the 700,000 notes found - with the possibly that many more could come to light.and more »

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

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

Digital Health1700 cases of potential harm from undelivered medical mailDigital HealthAt 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 »

Jeremy Hunt 'delayed telling patients and Parliament about mislaid confidential medical documents' - talkRADIO (press release);

Jeremy Hunt 'delayed telling patients and Parliament about mislaid confidential medical documents' - talkRADIO (press release)

talkRADIO (press release)Jeremy Hunt 'delayed telling patients and Parliament about mislaid confidential medical documents'talkRADIO (press release)Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of delaying telling patients and Parliament about confidential medical documents which had been found "languishing in a warehouse". More than 700,000 documents are said to have been discovered and a ...and more »

Nearly 2000 patients suffer 'potential' harm from SBS correspondence mistake - Pulse;

Nearly 2000 patients suffer 'potential' harm from SBS correspondence mistake - Pulse

PulseNearly 2000 patients suffer 'potential' harm from SBS correspondence mistakePulseNearly 2,000 patients may have been harmed by failures of NHS Shared Business Services to pass on 700,000 pieces of clinical correspondence for at least five years, Government auditors have found. The National Audit Office report, published today ...and more »

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

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

Evening StandardNHS patients at risk after 700000 medical records and documents lost in huge blunderEvening Standardgpsurgerydocumentshealth.jpg Letters meant for patients and GP surgeries were lost in the massive blunder. Getty Images. More than 1,700 NHS patients could have been harmed after 700,000 important medical records and letters including cancer results ...and more »

#GPnews: Health secretary put on spot over GP clinical correspondence 'scandal' - Pulse (blog);

#GPnews: Health secretary put on spot over GP clinical correspondence 'scandal' - Pulse (blog)

Pulse (blog)#GPnews: Health secretary put on spot over GP clinical correspondence 'scandal'Pulse (blog)12:50 Health secretary Jeremy Hunt have had to answer an urgent question in the House of Commons this afternoon following the NAO report showing nearly 2,000 patients may potentially have been harmed by NHS SBS failing to redirect clinical ...and more »

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

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

BBC NewsOver 1700 patients at risk in 'colossal' NHS mail blunderBBC NewsAt 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 »