Nursing council fined over data

THE UK’s largest healthcare regulator has been fined after it lost discs containing confidential information and evidence from vulnerable children.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council, which has 660,000 staff on its register, lost three DVDs relating to a nurse’s misconduct hearing.

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The Information Commissioner said they held “highly sensitive” information about offences and two children. He fined the NMC £150,000 for breaching the Data Protection Act.