Access Your Health Records
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:
- Your information
How do I request access to my own medical records?
FOI excludes requests for personal information. An individual’s access to their patient records/clinical information is still covered by the Data Protection Act for which different procedures apply.
To request copies of medical records, please click on the relevant link below:
- If you would like to request a copy of your own medical records, please complete the Application for access to health records.
- If you would like to request access to patient records as a personal representative of a deceased patient, please complete the Application for Health Records (Deceased patient) form.
Once complete, please return these forms to:
Health Records Manager
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust