Jul 152017

Martyn Halle and Nicola Fifield report:

The confidential patient data of 31 new mums at a scandal-hit NHS hospital was posted on Facebook by a medic. Sensitive details were revealed by Italian researcher Luigi Carbone, who was working on a study to improve detection of pregnancies with a high risk of pre-eclampsia.

Mr Carbone uploaded a photo of his laptop screen to Facebook on July 2 with the status update: “#SUNnyDAYOUTSIDE #research #workhardplayhard.” But clearly visible on the screen was a spreadsheet containing information about 31 women who gave birth at the hospital in June. Their names, NHS numbers and details of their baby’s birth could all be seen.

Read more on The Mirror.

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