Accessing Medical Records

Accessing Medical Records

The Data Protection Act 1998 provides codes of conduct under which all organisations, including the NHS operate, when dealing with personal data.

Individuals are able to access their own records, and in some cases, certain third parties have the right to request copies of medical records.

Records could be requested under the following Acts:-

  • Data Protection Act 1998 - For all living individuals
  • Access to Health Records Act 1990 – For deceased individuals (records created after 1991) and

To request copies of your medical records please click on the link below and complete the attached form which can be found on our Website, under the Freedom of Information section.

Before returning your completed application Form and fee (if appropriate), please ensure you have signed the Declaration and that a witness has signed the Certification.

Application to access Health Records

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