Your doctor, and the team of health professionals caring for you, keep records about your health and any treatment and care you receive from the NHS. The records help to make sure that you receive the best possible care.
Your medical records may be written down (manual records), or held on a computer. The records may include:
Some of this information will be held centrally but where we use it for statistical purposes, we take strict measures to make sure that individual patients cannot be identified. We may also pass anonymous statistical information to organisations with a legitimate interest, including universities, community safety units and research institutions.
If we cannot use anonymous information, we may use personally identifiable information for essential NHS purposes such as research and auditing. We will only use your information for research purposes with your consent.
To make a request to access your health record please apply in writing to:
The Correspondence Office
Health Records Library
Units 2 and 3
Airport Services Road
For more information about your health record, go to:http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1889.aspx?CategoryID=68