A former doctor’s surgery employee who inappropriately accessed the records of patients and staff members has been prosecuted.

Hannah Pepper, 23, of Syderstone, Norfolk, accessed the electronic clinical records of 228 patients and 3 staff members outside of her role as an administration assistant.

Pepper appeared before King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court and admitted 4 offences of unlawfully obtaining personal data, in breach of s55 of the Data Protection Act 1998. She was fined £350, ordered to pay costs of £643.75 and a victim surcharge of £35.