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Tuesday 20 August 2019
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Scottish practices sent almost 400 incorrect discharge letters

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Practices in Scotland were sent almost 400 incorrect discharge letters - wrongly stating that patients had conditions such as cancer or endometriosis - due to a computer glitch.
 
The glitch was caused by a software update to the national patient information system, Trakcare, by NHS Forth Valley health board.
 
The health board stated the discharge letters had a coding error, which meant there was an issue within the section of the letter that lists hundreds...