NHS Digital data breach compensation action

medical data breaches

We have a legal action under way for NHS Digital data breach compensation because of the 150,000 patients whose opt-out instructions were not honoured.

The patients, who had all registered for a “type 2 Opt-out” of their data being shared for things like auditing, could be entitled to claim for data breach compensation as part of our action. As a result of a coding error in the software used by GPs to record their instructions to op-out resulting in the objections not being recorded and shared properly the patients have had their private and sensitive medical information passed on.

If you have been affected by the issue and you want to claim, we can help.

NHS Digital data breach compensation advice

If you are one of the 150,000 patients affected, and you want to make a claim as a victim of the NHS Digital data breach, we can help.

The NHS, as a data controller, must honour your wishes for your private and sensitive medical information to not be shared in accordance with your instructions. The fact that a coding error is responsible for the breach is not an outright defence to the case, as this is the kind of thing that should be checked and audited.

Dr John Parry, the Clinical Director at TPP (who supply the system to the GP that had the error), said:

“TPP and NHS Digital have worked together to resolve this problem swiftly. The privacy of patient data is a key priority for TPP, and we continually make improvements to our system to ensure that patients have optimum control over information. In light of this, TPP apologises unreservedly for its role in this issue.”

The unreserved apology does not of course help those who are suffering as a result of their rights to privacy being breached, which is why we have accepted cases for victims who have approached us for help.

Help from the team today for a No Win, No Fee NHS Digital data breach case

You can get free, no obligation help and advice from the team today about your options for making a No Win, No Fee NHS Digital data breach compensation case.

You can contact the team for help now on 0800 634 75 75 or compete an enquiry form below.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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