St Georges Hospital patient data loss
Cause: Theft of six laptops
Laptops holding tens of thousands of patients' records have been stolen from a hospital and a GP's home, it emerged yesterday.
In the latest lost personal data scandal, the information was stored on the machines in contravention of NHS guidelines.
It was revealed that details of 20,000 patients were on six laptops stolen earlier this month from filing cabinets at
St George's Hospital, in Tooting, South West London.
It is the fourth data breach the hospital has suffered in the past year.