NHS sent COVID-19 letters to families of deceased patients in error

NHS has recently issued a public apology for erroneously sending nearly 11,000 letters to the families of deceased patients, informing them that the deceased are vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.

This error happened when the NHS was processing records of patients who received radical radiotherapy treatment for lung cancer. A bunch of these patients were those who died prior to 2018. To mitigate the error, NHS has temporarily suspended the national mailing process and has confirmed that the issue stands resolved.


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