UK: Hospital data leak “regrettable”, says NHS Trust director

Kenny Lomas reports:

The trust that runs Whiston Hospital reported itself to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a data leak, it has been revealed.

Francis Andrews, assistant medical director at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, told members of the board that the incident was “regrettable”.

Speaking at the board meeting, he said the leak, which occured in the last financial year, related to “personal details” of its employees that was inadvertently sent to other employees.

Mr Andrews said the trust acted swiftly to address the leak and then reported itself to the ICO.

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