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Wednesday 18th January 2017

Confidentiality Articles


NHS Digital grapples with patient data breaches

26th September 2016

NHS Digital must contact thousands of patients to tell them their confidential information may have been shared.

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Nearly 2,500 NHS data breaches each year

14th November 2014

A privacy campaign group says there are nearly 2,500 confidentiality breaches by the NHS each year.

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Open access to patient records fears

29th November 2013

From next year, our medical records are likely to be seen by many more people.

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Trust in confidentiality breach

7th October 2013

A member of staff at Mersey Care Trust accidentally circulated personal details of Ashworth Hospital volunteers.

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Confidential patients' records dumped

29th January 2013

A bag containing confidential records was left on top of a shredding bin for four days at hospital in Cardiff.

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Patient confidentiality concerns

24th February 2011

Doctors' leaders warn flaw in Health and Social Care Bill could threaten patient confidentiality.

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Laptop stolen from hospital

22nd December 2010

Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust has written to patients letting them know their details were contained on the missing laptop.

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Are medical records secure?

29th March 2010

A campaign group claims medical records are not confidential as non-medical staff have access to them.

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Electronic medical records explained

11th March 2010

The system could potentially breach privacy laws, however, could prevent medical errors.

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NHS news 12/3/10

11th March 2010

A round up of NHS news over past week.

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