Access to health records

Individuals have the right to have a copy of any data held about them. If you wish to have a copy of what information any the Trust holds about you, you will need to make an application.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any other personal information that we may hold about you. This may include health, employment or training records.

Such requests will be dealt with as a subject access request under Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation. We are obliged to provide you with the information within one calendar month of a valid request unless an exemption applies. Under Department of Health requirements the trust will endeavor to supply the information within 21 days.

Information about your personal treatment and care is confidential and will normally be something you will discuss with the healthcare professionals you meet. However, there may be other issues about which you would like further information or you may just want to have a copy of the information we hold about you. All patients/staff have the right to ask to see their health records and any other personal information that we may hold. Such as employment or training records.

Limited rights of access to medical records of a deceased person are provided under the Access to Health Records Act 1990.

Access to Health Records Application Form

Access-to-Health-Records-Guidance-sheet

Further information

For further information please contact the access to health records offices:

Useful links and documents

Please see the below websites and resources that may be useful when applying for access to Health Records: