02 Aug UK Health Service Apologizes for Data Exposure Affecting Hundreds of Doctor Trainees’ Info
Liverpool — Last Tuesday, the National Health Service (NHS) Trust issued a public apology following authorities’ investigation of a data breach involving information of 500 doctor trainees.
Healthcare facilities affected under the NHS included Whiston Hospitals and St. Helens medical facilities. The breach was detected when a worker noticed one of their own files posted publicly on the website.
According to the Health Service Journal, the doctor’s security can be at risk, with users possibly able to save their mobile phone number, home address, and national insurance number.
Aside from the current doctor trainees, even data of previous doctors might have been exposed. To date, every specialist in Health Education England medical facilities throughout the north west have been registered in Whiston and St. Helens’ payroll since 2013.
NHS said they have notified the Information Commissioner’s Office about the incident, and will provide a complete report once the investigation is finalized.
Source: Liverpool Echo