COMMENT on NHS Orkney data breach

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston said:

“Patient confidentiality is absolutely fundamental to public trust in the system.

“If there is a loss of confidence because of breaches of this kind, then there is the risk that people may become reluctant to present to the NHS if they have symptoms.

“A full investigation is vital so that the public is reassured that there won’t be a repetition in the future.”