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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The government want more access to personal information...well maybe they need to start looking on roads and in lay buys

Article from Dunstable Today @

A blunder, which led to private files belonging to patients with learning or physical difficulties discovered on a road, is now under investigation. The records were from a residential home which is run by the Houghton Regis-based Aldwyck Housing Group.

The files have now been confirmed as the private notes belonging to six people who live at Dove Lane Residential Home, in Harrold, north Bedfordshire.

A spokesman for the housing association said the error was something the group had no control over as the files are managed by an outside agency. An NHS Bedfordshire spokesman said a full investigation was now taking place into how this happened. The files were found on April 23.

He said: "We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously. We do have robust systems and processes in place in relation to handling medical records.

"We have contacted the families of the residents to apologise. Our early investigations suggest this was an isolated and regrettable human error. However, we will look at everything and take whatever steps are necessary to avoid this happening again."

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