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Patient Data, Privacy, and Security

Access to Medical Records

Patients can see a summary of their own records online using the Patient Access System.  This can be shared with a specific individual using the “Medical Record” part of the system.

Any request made to us for a copy of a patient’s medical record will be dealt with in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018).  No information will be released without the patients written consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.

Within the NHS, your medical record is only available to those involved in your direct care, and is only used for your medical care.

We may need to share your information to provide further medical care eg with hospital services, to help you with other services eg from the social work department (only with your consent), and when we have a duty of care to others eg in child protection cases.

Click here for the NHS Privacy Notice for Patient Data


Research and Planning

Your data is useful to the NHS for planning and research purposes.  You can choose to stop your data being used in this manner by visiting www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters




Date published: 17th July, 2020
Date last updated: 24th July, 2020