Data Protection Act

What does the Data Protection Act mean to me?

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) provides principles under which all organisations, including the NHS, operate when handling personal data.

It also gives members of the public the statutory right of access to personal data related to themselves. In particular, there is provision for you to see your own medical records.

For more information on how St George’s meets the requirements of the Data Protection Act please see our leaflet: