What will it take for NHS managers to get grip on Patient Records?
Another case of mislaid confidential patient information came to light in Scotland this week when a health care worker downloaded a number of patient health records on to a USB memory stick! A clear and intentional violation of general and NHS data protection rules.
Comments have been made that the health worker could loose their job! I think that the health worker should loose their job along with their direct manager, who clearly has not been implementing a rigorous enough data protection policy.
One wonders what other data losses have happened at the NHS Lothian Trust that they have managed to hide from the public.
When will this government start treating seriously all the data losses that have happened in recent months. When will the Information Commissioner start prosecuting individuals?