Data breaches

Patient virus results sent to business by mistake

Balfour Hospital / NHS Orkney
BBC

Coronavirus test results and confidential details of dozens of people were sent out by NHS Orkney to a local business by mistake.

The data included more than 50 patient names, addresses and the results of Covid-19 testing.

NHS Orkney said an investigation had established it was an "isolated case of administrative error".

The health board has apologised and the incident has been reported to the Information Commissioner.

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