UK: Patient details leaked at Midlands hospitals

Patients’ personal details have been leaked dozens of times at hospitals in the Black Country and Staffordshire – including a computer being hacked into and a foster mother’s address being handed to the child’s parent – it was revealed today.

There have been 38 data breaches across the region’s NHS hospitals trusts in the past five years. Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust leaked sensitive information 14 times, with three breaches in October this year alone.

Read more about what the paper learned from a freedom of information request on Express and Star

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