Sensitive details of 500 NHS doctors exposed online due to human error

The NHS has suffered yet another data breach thanks to inappropriate handling of sensitive data by one of their staff.

Personal details of as many as 500 NHS doctors were exposed after an internal spreadsheet containing their details was published online.

Personal details of as many as 500 specialist trainee doctors at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust were exposed after an internal spreadsheet containing their sensitive and private details was published online. Details in the spreadsheet included National Insurance numbers, email addresses, and home addresses of the 500 doctors.