A former NHS employee at Royal Stoke Hospital has been found guilty in court for snooping on patient records of her neighbours and colleagues.
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The Information Commissioner’s Office has reminded NHS staff about the serious consequences of prying into patients’ medical records without a valid reason, after a ‘nosy’ Essex midwifery assistant was fined.
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The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has paid a £1.8 million fine for breaching the 52-week target for treating patients, which it put down to problems with its implementation of the Cosmic electronic patient record.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £185,000 for publishing details of thousands of staff online.
A specialist HIV treatment centre has been fined £250 by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it revealed the identities of patients through an email error.
An online pharmacy part-owned by Emis Health faces a £130,000 fine after it sold customer details to a direct marketing company.
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NHS England has been issued with a £200,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office after a former primary care trust was found to have breached the Data Protection Act.
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has paid a fine of £260,000 after a contractor sold hard drives containing patient information on eBay.