http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2012/04/1 ... l-records/ Nurse struck off after accessing her builder’s medical records
Friday, April 13th, 2012 | Posted by Neil Pooran A NURSE has been struck off today after being caught snooping on the confidential medical records of a builder to whom she owed more than £20,000.
Fife nurse Kay Frances Ovens was unhappy with the work the builder had carried out on her house, so refused to pay him the money, a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) hearing heard.
The builder, named only as Mr A in the hearing, was in a legal dispute with Ovens, and a court had increased the payout to £55,000.
Frustrated that Mr A was not turning up to court because he said he was ill, she then looked up his medical records, using a computer at the mental health unit where she worked.
Nurse Kay Ovens was struck off for inappropriately accessing medical records
Ovens, who worked at Hill View Day Hospital in Fife, also looked up the records of her friends and family.
She faced charges of inappropriately accessing four people’s records on 13 separate days, including the family member of a colleague.