NHS patient information in data breach

As many as 10,000 NHS patients may have been affected by a series of data protection breaches by a private firm.

A leaked report from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) revealed patient data was stored unencrypted by Birmingham company Diagnostic Health.

The company, which carries out ultrasound scans for the NHS, said it had voluntarily suspended services.

Diagnostic Health added it had now completed an action plan that had been agreed with the ICO.

Globally data breachesĀ of patient data are being a regular occurances.