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Reepham & Aylsham Medical Practice

Access to Your Medical Record

 

Access to a Patient’s Medical Records -  Subject Access Request

 

The Data Protection Act 1998 (Section 7) specifies the rights of access by a patient to their medical records (Data Subject).

 

The Data Subject is the person whose information is within the system and who has rights of access as determined under the Data Protection Act 1998.

 

The Data Controller of the patient’s medical records/ specific data and the system in this case is the Reepham & Aylsham Medical Practice

Provision of Information to Third Parties

 

Information will not normally be released to other family members without written patient consent.

 

Also, when a request is made on behalf of a person who is deceased there are special rules regarding release of the deceased patient’s records. Please make contact with the Practice Manager for advice in these circumstances. 

 

A third party is a body or person other than the patient (Data Subject) who requests access or to whom information is released

 

Access to a Patient’s Medical Records -  Subject Access Request

 

The Data Protection Act 1998 (Section 7) specifies the rights of access by a patient to their medical records (Data Subject).

 

The Data Subject is the person whose information is within the system and who has rights of access as determined under the Data Protection Act 1998.

 

The Data Controller of the patient’s medical records/ specific data and the system in this case is the Reepham & Aylsham Medical Practice

Process for Making an Subject Access Request

 

All such requests for access must be in writing to:

 

Wendy Dicks

The Practice Manager

Reepham & Aylsham Medical Practice

The Surgery,

60 Hungate Street

Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6AA

Tel: 01263 733693

w.dicks@nhs.net


They also must be on the practice form entitled

 

“Application for Access to Medical Records” which is available from reception.

 

The form must be fully completed.

 

To view the record, a fee of £10 is required.

 

Where copies of medical records are required an additional fee will be payable up to a maximum of £50 (including the £10 fee above)

 

Your request will be considered once the form is received at the practice. You will be advised of the decision as quickly as possible and within 40 days.

 

Where an application is declined, a reason will be given. In some circumstances, some parts of the record may be withheld, this will be clearly visible to the applicant.

 

Your usual doctor will review your records before we can authorise release.

 

We are unable to met requests for immediate access.

 


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