UK: Nottingham nurse accessed confidential records of online dating matches

Ben Cooper reports:

A nurse who accessed confidential medical records including those of people she met online dating has been allowed to continue working by a disciplinary panel.

Helen Kirkpatrick, a former paediatric nurse in Nottingham, accessed 28 different patient medical records without clinical reasons for doing so over a period of 16 months between August 2017 and December 2019, a fitness to practise committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) found.

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