Under the Data Protection Act 1998 people have the right to see any files about them, including their health records. Access can only be denied if there are compelling reasons. the Data Protection Act replaced the access to Health Records Act 1990 on 1st March 2000, except applications to see records of someone who has died.
The practice has a procedure for patients to apply to see their health records and to update their health records.
If you wish to request a copy of your records or if you wish to amend or delete any information from your medical records then you will need to complete the appropriate form and send it to either Westwood or Pickford Surgery. These forms are available by clicking the links below or from our receptionists at either Westwood or Pickford Surgery.
Click to obtain 'Request for Copyof Medical Record' form.
Click to obtain 'Request to amend / delete information on medical record' form.
We are very mindful of your right to privacy and confidentiality especially where your medical records are concerned and take our responsibilities in this regard very seriously. You can read a copy of our Practice Privacy Notice here.