A Freedom of Information (FoI) request has suggested staff at NHS Trusts across the country have had a significant lack of training to safeguard against cyber-attacks, and has indicated some very worrying business practices within the NHS concerning customer data.

The FoI request, submitted by Accelion, found that 71 percent of NHS Trusts admit the use of smartphones or tablets in the workplace. Indeed, it also found that 80 percent of NHS Trusts supply their staff with a smartphone or tablet in some capacity.

Reported by TechWeek Europe. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.