NHS Number

jul kornbluth jul at healthecard.co.uk
Mon Jan 10 17:48:14 GMT 2011

I have also  heard the story about the assault by an ex-husband who used the
NHS number
to track his ex-wife.  Would you know where I could find these details?

Jul Kornbluth
Health eSystems Ltd     (UK Company Reg.  5754837)

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e-mail      jul at healthecard.co.uk
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On 8 January 2011 10:48, Ross Anderson <Ross.Anderson at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> > Going back to the main issue - is the ability to get hold of
> > someone else's NHS number any sort of problem?
> (1) "De-identified" databases of med records used in research often
> have the NHS number even if name and address have been removed
> (2) The PDS system which people use to look up your NHS number lets
> users find anyone in the country, including ex-directory numbers; it
> has an audit trail showing all the health organisations you've dealt
> with. If you're a celeb who's an outpatient at the Maudsley, that
> could be bad news.
> At a more down-to-earth level, I know of one case current being
> litigated where a woman was tracked down by an ex-husband after a
> relative of hers used PDS to find her. He went round and seriously
> assulted her. She's now suing the hospital where his relative worked
> Ross
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