Access To Health Records By Patients (Under The Data Protection Act)

Patients may apply for copies of their own records (under the Data Protection Act), or may authorise a third party, such as their solicitor, to do so. Parents may have access to their child's records if this is in the child's best interest and not contrary to a competent child's wishes.

Fees are charged as follows:

Computer records - £10

Records held manually - (depending on the amount of notes copied) 35p per sheet plus staff copying time

Maximum amount: £50

If you would like access to your medical records you will need to complete the Access to Medical Record Form, which can be downloaded from the link below.