Access to Medical Record

Making an Access Request

Please read the following carefully before sending your request.

Access- Data Subject

The Data Protection Act 1998 (Section 7) specifies the rights of access of the Data Subject.

All requests for access must be in writing on a Data Access form which is provided below.

The form must be fully completed.

A response will be provided as soon as possible, and in any event within one month. Where an application is declined, a reason will be given. In some circumstances, some parts of your record may be withheld.

Provision of Information to Third Parties

The practice may share your personal information with other NHS organisations where this is appropriate for your healthcare.

In other circumstances we may approach you for specific consent to release personal information to third parties.

Information will not normally be released to other family members without written patient consent.

In some circumstances there are statutory or ethical obligations to disclose information to others (such as public health issues) which may not require your consent, however you may be consulted about these in advance.

All staff have access to your medical and personal details which is required in relation to their roles, and have completed confidentiality agreements.

Terms Used

Data Controller

This is the controller of the data and the system, as defined in the Act.  In this case the controller is Saltash Health Centre.

Data Subject

This is the person whose image is within the system and who has rights of access as determined under the Act.

Third Party

A person or body other than the data subject who requests access, or to whom an image may be provided.

Please complete the E-Request SAR and send to letters.saltashHC@nhs.net