Medical records

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have a legal right to see your health records.

If you want to see your health records ask at your GP surgery and you can arrange a time to go in and read them. Sometimes you might be asked to ask in writing. You will usually receive a response to your request within 21 days, although the law states that your hospital, or surgery, has up to 40 days to respond.

You can find more information about seeing your medical records here

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