UK: Breach of NHS Lothian colleague’s medical records linked to staff member at Edinburgh Royal Hospital

Elsa Maishman reports:

An investigation has been launched by Police Scotland after the medical records of more than 150 NHS Lothian staff members were “inappropriately accessed” by a colleague, the Scotsman reported.

After a delay in searching for a record of the incident, due to NHS Lothian being unable to provide certain details over fears of patient confidentiality, Police Scotland has confirmed that the breach was traced to a staff member at the Edinburgh Royal Hospital.

Read more on The Scotsman.

It’s great that this was picked up by routine monitoring.

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