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    “NHS Loses Patient Records” – What again?

    NHS Loses Patient Records - Yahoo! News UK

    Come-on they are taking the mick now, how can this happen again?

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    They used city link, what do they expect??

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    The question you have to ask though is why did they post it in the first place and where was it meant to be going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    The question you have to ask though is why did they post it in the first place and where was it meant to be going?
    "Sandown Health Center on the Isle of Wight sent the disk, which contained information on current and past patients at a GP surgery dating back more than 10 years, to a London software company to check that the tape was working effectively and could provide back-up in case of emergency."

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    Thanks meastaugh1, I need to open my eyes a bit wider!

    I have to say though, what possibly are the software company going to do when they receive it? Perform a restoration? Why can't they do that in-house?

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    Np.

    Yeah, I was thinking the same. Surely, if they will insist on sending copies of confidential data, there must be a more secure method than using CityLink.

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    Not sure how much trust to put in a story which, in the same sentence refers to the same item as a "tape" and a "disk"?

    It's possible that if it is a tape they no longer have a drive to read it (or perhaps have a drive but can't read it) so are trying to get a data recovery company to read it for them.

    I doubt that there is a 100% safe way of transferring magnetic media; you could use registered post but even that goes missing occasionally. City Link provide a service where, in theory, the package is tracked at each stage so it ought to be safe to use them.

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    Thats all right they just leave them for druggies here..

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