Remember how the new report from the ICO indicated that healthcare had the most reported breaches, and the majority of those involved paper records? Here’s another example of how UK healthcare needs to get better protection of paper records:
The Express & Star reports:
A woman in Walsall has had her personal medical file stolen while it was in the possession of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, the Express & Star can reveal.
The 51-year-old woman, who does not wish to be named, received a letter from the trust revealing that her file had been stolen from the boot of a physiotherapist’s car.
The file contained information such as her name, age, address, telephone number, NHS number and treatment information. It is unknown if this was the only medical file taken.
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