Health records contain information about your condition and any episodes of care and treatment you receive. Each time you have contact with services, having up to date information in your health record enables the clinician who sees you to make informed decisions about your care.
Your health record also provides evidence of the care you received that can be referred to if you have any questions about it afterwards.
You have a right to request access to your health record.
Update as of Friday 26 May 2023
Due to an unprecedented situation we are currently working through a very significant backlog of requests.
This means if you submit a request you may not receive a response in the permitted timeframe.
In our last update (5 April 2023) we promised to provide updates when possible about our work to reduce this backlog.
Our new members of staff are firmly embedded in the teams and we are continuing to work through the backlog of requests, prioritising them in date order from the earliest ones first.
Our team has begun contacting requestors in the backlog in date order to establish if they still want the records requested.
Unfortunately responding to Subject Access requests is a long process, each set of notes must be assessed by a clinician prior to them being released.
We will continue to update this page with our progress.