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'Nosy' midwife struck off for viewing friends' records

From BBC - October 30, 2017

A midwife who admitted being "stupidly nosy" for looking up dozens of confidential medical records has been struck off.

Vicky Anne Bloxham, 38, viewed records of friends, an ex-boyfriend and colleagues over 14 years "without clinical justification", a panel found.

Mrs Bloxham told the panel she was "very ashamed and embarrassed" about her "completely inquisitive" actions.

She was sacked by University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

The midwife from Leicester, who looked up records between October 2002 and January 2016, was dismissed by the trust last year.

An investigation began when a patient complained to the trust that Mrs Bloxham had passed on information from her medical records to another person, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) heard.

The midwife initially denied using the computer system to view records, but broke down in tears when told it was possible to find out what records she had accessed.

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