CUH

Access to health records

at The Rosie

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you, or an authorised representative, are entitled to access your clinical records, or any other personal information held about you. The act allows individuals to access your own records. If you wish to gain access to any other type of recorded information held within the Trust please see the Freedom of Information pages.

 

> Freedom of Information

 

How can I see my records?

 

To make a Subject Access Request, or in other words, to ask to see your own health records you will need to fill in an Application for Access to Health Records Form

 

 

If you are unable to print off this form then paper copies are available from the Information Centre/Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) located to the left of the Trust’s main reception.

 

Your written request should be sent to:

 

Medical records library

The Access to Health Records Officer
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Box 82,
Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 2QQ

 

Please state who you are and how you can be contacted.

 

You may wish to obtain all, or parts of your health record, so please do specify any particular treatment dates or sections you wish to view.

 

 

Who else can see my records?

  • Anyone authorised in writing by the patient
  • Anyone who has parental responsibility for a child under the age of 16
  • Anyone appointed by the courts authorised in writing
  • A representative of a deceased patient authorised in writing

 

What Happens Next?

  1. The Access to Health Records Officer will either deal with the access request directly, or request further details from you, the patient, to ensure that they are dealing with the correct person.
  2. The officer may make an administration charge of up to £50 – this depends on the cost for photocopying and postage.
  3. The Officer will request that the administration fee is payable prior to you, the patient, receiving the information the Trust holds about you.
  4. The Officer will comply with the request within 40 days of receipt of the fee.

 

 

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Contact:

The Access to Health Records Officer
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Box 82,
Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 2QQ

 

Tel: 01223 245 151


On this website:

 

> Patient Advice & Liaison Services (PALS)

 

> Making a complaint

 

> Freedom of information

 


 

On other sites:

 

> NHS Care Records Service

To improve the service and quality of your care a new computer network is being developed nationally that will phase out the need for paper and film records. The network will hold your entire patient record to allow Hospitals, GP’s and chemist’s secure access to your health records to improve information sharing across the NHS.

 

> The Information Commissioner

 

> NHS Connecting for Health

 

> Ministry of Justice

 

> Department of Health