Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5197

Date Request Received: 01/08/2019 08:15:48

Date Request Replied To: 27/08/2019 09:09:46

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Request Summary: Violations of patient privacy

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
How many (a) medical staff and (b) non-medical staff were disciplined in the last two calendar years (2017 and 2018) for improper/illegal or inappropriate use of patient records?
Answer To Question 1:
a) zero
b) six
Question Number 2:
Please provide for the five most recent incidents a brief description, which should include

(i) the nature of the offence or breach of Trust policy (e.g. looked at health records of neighbour/celebrity/family member without professional purpose)

(ii) the person's job title (e.g. nurse, admin staff, physio, consultant)

(iii) how the matter was resolved, i.e. written warning, sacked etc.
Answer To Question 2:
3 Patient records accessed inappropriately
2 Theft of patient records
1 alleged loss of notes.

2 dismissed
3 final written warning
1 no case to answer

2 clinical, 4 admin
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