Patients: Lost Property

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Thelma Walker Thelma Walker Labour, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what procedures the NHS has put in place to ensure the protection of vulnerable inpatients personal affects.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS Protect provides guidance to National Health Service organisations in England on the secure management of all patients' property. This includes the process for documenting patients’ property, transferring patients and discharging patients.

Patients should be advised of their rights and responsibilities with respect to property taken onto the NHS organisations premises.

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