Loss of personal data.
1.6 million records.
A filling cabinet containing records was sent to a landfill during a move, however it also contained a CD holding data on 1.6 million patients.
Undertaking issued to ensure that staff receive the necessary Information Governance training and are made aware of retention and storage policies.
Reason for action
A failure of internal communication meant that the presence of the CD in the filing cabinet was not known to those disposing of it.
14 September 2011.