Clinicians sound alarm over NHS England project's data breach risk

25/06/2024 | ComputerWeekly

The NHS clinicians responsible for managing health information on millions of patients are expressing concerns about the potential for a major data breach of an NHS England project over a lack of basic IT security measures. The project involves the creation of an Outcome Registries Platform (ORP) that aims to consolidate over 30 clinical registries holding highly sensitive patient data into a single repository. However, the ORP is currently accessible through the public internet and lacks multi-factor authentication, posing significant security risks. The Federation of Clinical Registries (FCR) has raised its concerns about the programme's security vulnerabilities and the potential impact on millions of patients, including those with serious medical conditions.

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