Sir Alex Ferguson: Probe after medical annals reportedly accessed


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Sir Alex Ferguson thanked medical staff following his diagnosis in May

Staff during a Greater Manchester sanatorium are being investigated over reports they accessed Sir Alex Ferguson’s medical annals while he was there.

The former Manchester United manager had an puncture operation during a Salford Royal Hospital in May after pang a mind haemorrhage.

Several staff are underneath review “in propinquity to an information governance breach”, a sanatorium said.

“We have apologised unreservedly to a studious and their family,” it added.

The Sunday Times reported dual doctors, a comparison consultant and during slightest dual nurses accessed Sir Alex’s annals notwithstanding not being obliged for his care.

Sir Alex, 76, was certified to a Salford Royal on 5 May and was in complete caring before to his liberate in June.

He after expelled a video summary thanking sanatorium staff for his treatment.

“Without those people who gave me such good care, we would not be here today,” he said.

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Salford Royal Hospital is questioning an purported “information governance breach”

A mouthpiece for a Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust declined to endorse a temperament of a studious concerned though pronounced an “HR process” was underneath way.

The trust had also “reported a purported breaches to a Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)”, she said.

Dr Chris Brookes, arch medical officer for a Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, that runs Salford Royal, said: “We can endorse that a series of staff who work during Salford Royal are now theme to review in propinquity to an information governance breach.

“All of a patients have a right to design that their information will be looked after firmly and accessed appropriately.

“We take studious confidentiality intensely severely … and will take a suitable movement to safeguard staff know a earnest of unapproved access,” Dr Brookes said.

Last year, a ICO publicly warned NHS staff about a “potentially critical consequences of meddling into patients’ medical annals but a current reason”.

Since afterwards 4 NHS staff have been prosecuted or fined in propinquity to accessing patients’ medical information but authorisation, according to a ICO.


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