UK: Nosey nurse struck off after accessing medical records

A nurse has been struck off after she admitted snooping on the confidential medical records of her own friends, family and a colleague.

Jennifer Susan Ramsay, 37, admitted she was no longer fit to practice after the data protection breach was uncovered by suspicious colleagues.
The nurse, who worked at the MacMillan Day Care unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Dundee admitted accessing ten people’s records, including a staff nurse at the hospital.

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Losing your license for a privacy breach is a steep price. Maybe that’s what employers need to emphasize in training staff – that not only might they lose their jobs, they could also lose their professional license. Might that help people resist any impulse to snoop? I wonder…

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