Daily Archives: October 28, 2011

Rebecca Todd writes in eHealthcare Insider: NHS staff breached data protection policies on average five times a week over the past three years with some posting patient information on Facebook. Freedom of Information Act requests by privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch reveal at least 806 separate incidents at 152 NHS Trusts where patient medical records were compromised between in the last three years. Patient information was posted on social networking sites in 23 incidents, including one at Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust where a medical staff member posted a picture of a patient on Facebook. That staff member was one of 102 who were dismissed as a result of the breaches. The report also identifies 129 incidents of NHS staff accessing or disclosing the medical details of a colleague or family member. … Big Brother Watch director Nick Pickles said the research highlighted how the NHS was “simply not […]

NHS staff breach patient data daily