Category: Medical Data Breach

Nurse caught snooping on medical records receives suspension

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A 12-month suspension has been handed to a senior nurse caught snooping on medical records during the course of her employment with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

It’s understood that a total of 13 charges were brought against Carol Ann Rodda who was found to have been improperly accessing records over a period of nine months. The data she accessed included that of family members and colleagues.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has had to deal with a number of cases where healthcare staff have been caught snooping on medical records. It can be a common problem, and it’s one where the victims can be entitled to make a claim for data breach compensation.

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Healthcare staff data breach incidents on the rise

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Healthcare staff data breach incidents appear to be on the rise following one recent study indicating that more than half of incidents stem from the actions of staff themselves.

The results of this particular research come as no surprise to us. Many of the data breach compensation claims we take forward involve the healthcare sector. On top of that, many of those cases have been caused because of the actions of staff themselves.

From leaks to snooping, and hacks to a lack of security when it comes to remote working, employees can be the weakest link. And to use the sentiment of an old adage: organisations really are only as strong as their weakest link.

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A number of NHS fax data breach issues have come to light

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There has been a spate of NHS fax data breach incidents as a result of a fax number used within the healthcare system that’s similar to an unrelated one.

A hotel group that reportedly has a similar fax number has contacted the Corporate Information Governance Team at NHS England to report the issue. As a result, NHS England has reminded GP surgeries and pharmacists about the importance of making sure data is sent to the correct recipient.

These kinds of NHS data breach cases are so easy to avoid, yet they often happen so easily.

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Well Pharmacy data breach claims

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We can help you make a claim for compensation if you were a victim of the 2018 Well Pharmacy data breach incident.

Some 24,000 people were affected by the breach when an email had been sent out inadvertently contained an attachment. The attachment contained personal and potentially sensitive data about the thousands of victims affected.

Email data leaks are one of the more common types of data breach compensation claims we deal with. These kinds of incidents are entirely preventable and should never happen in the first place.

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HIV status data breach compensation claims

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If you have been the victim of a HIV status data breach, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation with No Win, No Fee representation.

We can tell you from years of experience that HIV status data breach incidents can be absolutely devastating and can have a lifelong impact on  the victim. The legal action that we’re helping a large number of the 56 Dean Street HIV status data breach victims for is still ongoing, and the evidence and witness statements from our clients says it all.

Anyone who has suffered as a victim of a HIV status data breach may be eligible to claim compensation, and we’re here to help.

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