Nottingham physician, 43, unlawfully accessed his pregnant ex-girlfriend’s medical data

A pregnant nurse whose physician ex-boyfriend unlawfully accessed her medical data has accused an NHS well being belief of failing to take applicable motion after he was suspended for only a week.

38-year-old Tanya Dawn says she was pressured to maneuver remedy to a special hospital after the info breach by advisor radiologist Ghassan Almeer at Nottingham College Hospitals (NUH) Belief.

Miss Dawn reported the breach to the Data Commissioner and mentioned she felt ‘violated’ by the invasion of her privateness.

The nurse, from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, dated 43-year-old Mr Almeer for 11 months, the BBC reviews.

The pair broke up in November, apparently on the identical day that Miss Dawn informed him in regards to the being pregnant.

Tanya Sunrise, of Ilkeston, who is 28 weeks pregnant, had her records accessed by Dr Ghassan Almeer earlier this year, months after splitting up with him

Tanya Dawn, of Ilkeston, who’s 28 weeks pregnant, had her data accessed by Dr Ghassan Almeer earlier this yr, months after splitting up with him

She was shocked to be taught in March that Mr Almeer had accessed her data twice, together with particulars of her ultrasound and check outcomes.

The non-public sector nurse, who’s now 29 weeks into her being pregnant, mentioned she was assured an investigation would happen after confronting the hospital.

She was informed Mr Almeer was handed every week suspension and ordered to endure on-line coaching earlier than his return to work.

She mentioned: ‘He appears to have utterly bought away with doing such an terrible factor, abusing his place and violating my privateness by accessing my data.

‘NUH mentioned they may not isolate my data from everybody else’s or defend them from being accessed once more.

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‘The hospital was not supportive or sympathetic to the state of affairs I used to be in.

‘As a single mum-to-be it could have been good to have the ability to have my child in a well-known place with shut pals and help close by,’ she mentioned.

‘I really feel like NUH is attempting to cowl up this large breach in info governance and sweep it beneath the carpet as a result of he’s a advisor.

‘It has all been a really traumatic expertise for me.’

Miss Sunrise pictured with former boyfriend Ghassan Almeer, 43, a senior consultant radiologist who unlawfully accessed her medical records at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH)

Miss Sunrise pictured with former boyfriend Ghassan Almeer, 43, a senior consultant radiologist who unlawfully accessed her medical records at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH)

Miss Dawn pictured with former boyfriend Ghassan Almeer, 43, a senior advisor radiologist who unlawfully accessed her medical data at Nottingham College Hospitals (NUH)

A spokesperson for the NUH belief mentioned: ‘Accessing a affected person’s medical data with out scientific justification is totally unacceptable, and is a violation of fundamental privateness rights in addition to affected person confidentiality.

‘We investigated this incident as quickly as we had been made conscious, took motion according to our insurance policies, and reported the breach to the data commissioner.

‘We recognise how upsetting that is and have apologised unreservedly to Ms Dawn that this has occurred.’

A spokesperson for the Data Commissioner’s Workplace mentioned: ‘Nottingham College Hospitals has made us conscious of an incident and we’re assessing the data supplied.’

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