Data breach

On 16/07/21, an error resulted in a patient information breach. The breach consisted of patient names, gender and date of birth being mistakenly shared with third parties. No clinical information from the records was shared and the breach only consisted of a list of names, gender and  date of birth. We understand that this was a serious error and have taken immediate steps to address this. We have raised this as a serious incident and escalated to the data protection officer and the local clinical commissioning group.

The third parties that the information was shared with have been asked to delete this information. We have put in to motion a plan to increase security of our data  and improve our processes to prevent anything like this happening again. We apologise to all those affected and ask that anyone who wishes to understand more does not call the practice but you can email us on the regular email address should you wish to know more.