UK: GP staff member fined for looking at confidential records

Carl Difford reports:

An administrator who worked in a GP’s surgery has been fined after she illegally accessed the confidential medical records of one patient 51 times.

Sally Anne Day, 41, of Abergavenny, logged on to a second patient’s records eight times, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which prosecuted the case said.

Day, who worked for Powys Teaching Health Board, appeared at Newport Crown Court on Monday having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two offences under section 55 of the Data Protection Act.

She looked at the medical records of two patients between August 2015 and July 2016, causing them distress, the ICO said, adding that Day had since resigned from her job.

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