Today’s reminder that even “small” breaches can have big consequences. Emilia Bona reports on a breach in the UK:
A horrified mum was sent details of another woman’s miscarriage after a medical records blunder by Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
The mum-of-four, who did not wish to be named, requested her medical notes from the Women’s – where she received treatment for the birth of each of her children and a tragic miscarriage.
She asked for her medical data from the trust as part of an ongoing complaint which involves accusations of data protection breaches.
However, when she started looking through her notes, the mum was ‘stunned’ to find another patient’s record was included in her personal file.
Read more on Liverpool Echo.