Access to your records

The law states that NHS organisations must, when requested by an individual, give that person access to their personal health information, and occasionally, certain relevant information pertaining to others. In order to do this, they must have procedures in-place that allow for easy retrieval and assimilation of this information.

There are three main areas of legislation that allow the right of the individual to request such personal information, and they are:

  • The Data Protection Act 2018 (formerly DPA 1998) (DPA)
  • The General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR)
  • The Access to Health Records Act 1990
  • The Medical Reports Act 1988

Where the request for information by an individual falls under the legislation of any of these areas, access must be granted.

If you would like to request access to your records please speak to Reception and complete a SARS (Subject access request).

With online access you can now view your medical history online – please ask Reception for details.