A suggestion to the Information Commissioners Office
On Medical Students
We have tried telling them, we have tried not-quite-patronising interactive training with a shiny certificate at the end of it, we have cajoled, coaxed, threatened and beseeched them not to remove unencrypted patient data from NHS premises.
We have warned them of the possible consequences of failure as this is not just another Trust Policy but the law of the land!
All to no avail.
Medical students tend to regard absolute rules and laws as, at best, guidelines, applicable to the common herd of course, but not to them personally.
If Healthcare Trusts are to be fined for the idiocy of students, then same Trust should have the right to Beat Them With a Stout Stick.
It will give the F1's on A&E rotation something to practice on. (And possibly learn a valuable lesson?)
Yes, yes, I'm taking my medication now............