This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

CAMHS won't see you now

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

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

Comment

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".

Posted date

25 Jul 2015

Posted time

11:08am

required
required
required