Making a Request for your medical records
You have the right to get a copy of the information that is held about you including your medical records. This is known as a subject access request or SAR.
You will find all the details you need, including a template letter, to make a request for your medical notes here Find out how to request your personal information on the ICO website There is also some useful information on the NHS Choices website How Do I Access My Medical Records
Send a SAR ( subject access request ) request to your GP/Hospital/Clinic and request your medical notes , here is a template letter Printable word version of template letter
- If your clinic hasn`t sent you your information OR tells you they don`t have it , follow the " How to raise concern about an organisation .
- If you still have no joy then report your concern to the ICO. Follow this link. Report your concern ** Remember you must first take up your complaint with your clinic etc before the ICO can look into your case.
- If you had your surgery before March 2006 you can request your data from the old register of Mhra follow the link to see how SUBJECT ACCESS REQUEST for all the data held on the register ( UKBIR )
More details below
You have the right to get a copy of the information that is held about you. This is known as a subject access request. This right of subject access means that you can make a request under the Data Protection Act to any organisation processing your personal data. The Act calls these organisations ‘data controllers’. Read more
What can I do if the organisation does not respond?
If more than 40 calendar days have passed since you made your request, we advise you write to the organisation to remind them of your request and their obligations under the Data Protection Act. We recommend you send any correspondence by recorded delivery. Here is a template letter you may use: (Printable word version of template letter)
What can I do if I believe the organisation has not sent me all the information I am entitled to?
If you feel the organisation has withheld some of your personal information, we recommend you contact them with your concern. Make sure you state the information you think is being withheld.
Here is a template letter you may use: (Printable word version of template letter)
How should I raise my concern about how an organisation has handled my information?
You can use the template letter to help you raise your concerns.Download the template letter
If you have a concern about accessing information - whether it's information about you or information you've asked for from a public body - we may be able to help you do something about it. Read more
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