UK: Hospital staff sacked for prying on patients’ medical records in Suffolk and Colchester hospitals

Tom Bristow reports:

Hospital staff have been dismissed and suspended for looking up patients’ confidential medical information.

They are among hundreds of data protection breaches reported by the NHS in Suffolk and North Essex in the last two years.

No harm was done in the majority of cases but the most common serious breaches involved staff looking at patients’ records inappropriately.

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