Request your Medical Records
All patients have the right to request access to their medical records. This is known as a ‘subject access request’ and needs to be reviewed by a doctor before access can be granted.
Under the Data Protection Act, we will respond to your request for access to records within a maximum of one calendar month from the date of the request.
We can decline to supply some of your request if, for example:
- It is likely to cause serious harm to the physical or mental health of any individual
- The information you have asked for contains information that relates to another person
The majority of patient records are now held electronically. There may be additional paper records held for some patients that contain health data from before medical records were digitalised (more than 20 years ago).