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Hunt's tweeting of patient names under consideration by information commissioner


It will set a precedent as the ICO will be judged by how it responds to this. In future for anyone else a similar breach or disproportionate sanction/fine can be defended or mitigated using the ICO's example made of Jeremy Hunt. Entirely unintentional mistakes have consequences for doctors livelihoods and for patient safety. Defunding the NHS as it stands is an intentional choice of Mr Hunt. Spreading stretched routine services thinly over 7 days instead of 5 will be a disaster for patient safety. The health professionals in that photo should not worry. If I got my public relations guru to photograph my lunch in front of my surgery list screen and put it on Facebook, I can't blame the "lunch".

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25 Jul 2015

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