According to a source, the Department of Health/NHS (it's difficult to tell who is responsible these days) has lost yet more data. This time it's alleged to be somewhere in the region of 10,000 names and bank details of NHS employees.
No denial was forthcoming from the DoH press office and a generic data loss position statement was given (below).
"The NHS locally has legal responsibility to comply with data protection rules. They are expected to take data loss extremely seriously, be open about incidents and about the action taken as a result. This month David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS, has written to all senior health managers reminding them of their responsibilities following the level of public concern in the wake of data losses."