Under EU and UK law you or an authorised representative may have the right to access your health record.
Access to your health record or that of another living individual
You have a right to apply for access if:
Access to health records of the deceased
The Access to Health Records Act 1990 provides certain individuals with a right of access to the health record of a deceased individual. These include the executor or administrator of the deceased person’s estate and a person who may have a claim arising out of the patient’s death.
In some circumstances the Trust is legally required to withhold all or some of the information held in an individual’s health record:
How to request access to health records
A request for access MUST be in writing and you must provide evidence of your identity.
Please write to us at the following address or print and complete the “Access to Health Records Form” and return it to the address below. This address is also noted on the form.
Patient Services Department
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
If you are unable to print this form paper copies can be obtained using the following alternative methods:
We will try to provide the requested information within the one calendar month deadline, or if possible within the 21 days NHS deadline. If this is likely to take longer than one calendar month the applicant will be informed.
Do you need assistance?
Please do not hesitate to contact the Patient Services Department if you need assistance with completing the form or if you have any questions. They can be contacted on 01582 497288.
If wish to gain access to any other type of recorded information held by the Trust please see the Freedom of Information pages.
If you would like more information about your rights, details of how we process your information or if you feel your confidentiality has been breached, please contact:
Data Protection Officer (Gaynor Flynn)
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS FT
firstname.lastname@example.org (Marked, for The Attention of the DPO)
If you feel that we are not processing your information fairly and lawfully you have the right to complaint to the:
Information Commissioner’s Office
0303 123 1113