Access To Health Records

Access To Health Records

How can you get access to your own health records?

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to see or have a copy of records the NHS holds about you.  You do not need to give a reason but you may be charged a fee.   

If you want to access your health records you should make a written request to the NHS organisation(s) where you are being, or have been, treated. For example, this could be the hospital or health centre where you were seen. You should also be aware that in certain circumstances your right to see some details in your health records may be limited in your own interest or for other reasons.