How do I access my medical records (health records)?
As a UK citizen you will inevitably have come into contact with the National Health Service at some point in your life. The HNS holds medical records of all treatments delivered to you and as such provides an invaluable healthcare record built up throughout your lifetime.
Recent changes in the law mean that you now have the right to see your medical records and make corrections to the but the process is not easy and seldom advertised. This link leads to the NHS information site.
Formal requests under the Data Protection Act Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have a legal right to apply for access to health information held about you. This includes your NHS or private health records held by a GP, optician or dentist, or by a hospital.
A health record contains information about your mental and physical health recorded by a healthcare professional as part of your care.