The Data Protection Act 1998 also allows you to find out what information about you is held on computer and in certain manual records. This is known as “right of subject access”.
NHS Choices website has general information on
Information regarding changes to how your medical record is held and shared electronically
If you want to see your records you should make a written request to:
You may be entitled to receive a copy of the information you request but should note that a charge will usually be made. You should also be aware that in certain circumstances your right to see some details in your health records may be limited in your own interest or for other reasons.
The links below will take you to Information leaflets on how we handle your personal data and how to access your health records
If you want to make a Freedom of Information request for information that does not appear in our Publication Scheme and that does not relate to gaining access to medical records the link below will take to the Freedom of Information page where you can find out how to make your request.
In Northamptonshire, most GPs and NHS community services provided by the trust use a secure computer system called SystmOne for your medical record.
Last updated: 11 August 2015