Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Breach details

What Cancer referral forms containing sensitive clinical data found in the possession of a local newspaper.
How much Four records.
When Reported on 05 July 2012.
Why The cancer referral forms were prepared for transfer between The Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital but failed to arrive through the internal mail system. Staff were aware the documents had not arrived but did not escalate the incident. It is unclear at what point the documents left the possession of the Trust and how they were acquired by the newspaper.

Regulatory action

Regulator ICO
Action Undertaking to comply with the seventh data protection principle.
When 07 October 2013.
Details The Trust is to implement breach reporting mechanisms and manage an escalation process if personal data does not arrive at its destination. Staff are to be made aware of all procedures and requirements.