As a patient you will have provided information about yourself that helps us to give you the best treatment. This information is kept on record. Maintaining patient confidentiality is a legal duty of everyone in the NHS and all computerised information is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. Under this Act you are entitled to view your medical records and/or request a copy of them.
Should you wish to access the records of a deceased person you must be a personal representative or someone who has a legal claim arising out of the death. This is covered by the Access to Health Records Act 1990.
To gain access to medical records you will need to complete the application form below and a charge of £10.00 plus 40p per photocopied sheet and £4.00 postage and packing will be made.
Access to Health Records - Patient Information (PDF)
Access to Health Records - Application Form (PDF)
Access to Deceased Patient's Records - Application Form (PDF)
To find out more detailed information about accessing medical records, please contact us at the address below:
Medical Records Department, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP
Tel: 0191 565 6256 Ext: 41151
Fax: 0191 569 9270