The database was being used to store testing information for the company’s technology and GP at Hand, revealing the success rate of different functions.
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Nearly a quarter of NHS trusts that responded to an FOI request have no employees with cyber security qualifications, with trusts employing just one qualified security professional per 2,582 employees on average.
Instant messaging platforms, particularly Whatsapp, are widely used by doctors and clinical teams for quick and easy communications, but they are not compliant with NHS information governance requirements, Dr Felix Jackson outlines the problems.
A final report on the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s data security programme plans is set to be completed by February next year.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre will establish a data security programme across health and social care.