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”.
The link below will take you to The NHS Choices website where you will see 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
The Information Commissioners Website: www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/personal_information
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.
For those services that use SystmOne, we will be changing the way in which we manage your secure medical records from 29 October 2013. YOU will be able to decide which NHS services can view your record. To find out more, click on the link below.
Last updated: 02 October 2013