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Medical Records: Lost Property

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) who will be responsible for the investigation aimed at finding lost patient NHS records in Leicester; (218138)

(2) what information was contained in the patients' NHS documents recently stolen in Leicester; and what investigation is taking place to retrieve the documents.

The police and Leicestershire County and Rutland primary care trust are responsible for the investigation.

The East Midlands strategic health authority reports that a print out containing details of approximately 233 home oxygen patients; including name, address, national health service number and general practitioner details; and a laptop computer, containing the names, dates of birth and oxygen levels of three patients, were stolen from the boot of a nurse's car.