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.

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.

If you would like to request a copy of your own medical records, or to request access to patient records as a personal representative of a deceased patient, please complete the please complete the Application for Access to Health Records.

Please send or email your completed application form and all relevant paperwork to the address or email below:

Medico Legal & Access Team
St George’s University NHS Foundation Trust
Blackshaw Road
SW17 0QT

Tel: 0208 725 0508