UK: Breach of privacy at Cupar GP practice

Snooping in the healthcare sector is a serious problem everywhere. The previous blog entry was from Canada. This one is from the U.K.

Patients of a Cupar GP practice have expressed shock that someone has been snooping in their private medical records.

The incident came to light after Bank Street Medical Group issued letters to a number of patients apologising for the breach which involved a staff member ‘inappropriately’ accessing records.

It is understood those receiving letters appear to be primarily female, as well as some staff who are also patients at the practice run by Dr Alasdair Gray and partners.

The letter says there is no reason to suspect that information has been passed on to any third party.

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