UK: Information Commissioner to investigate after Hywel Dda Health Board nurse accessed patient records

The Milford Mercury reports:

More than 3,000 Hywel Dda patient records, including test results and doctor’s letters, have been accessed “inappropriately” by a hospital nurse over a period stretching back at least two years, the health board has said.

The nurse, who has not been named, was based at West Wales General Hospital, Glangwili, in Carmarthen, but accessed the records of patients from across the health board region, including Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDUHB) medical director Dr Philip Kloer said there appeared to be “no clinical rationale” for the nurse, who has been fired in the wake of the revelations, to have accessed the records.

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