Please keep us up to date
To help us keep your records up-to-date, please tell us if you change:
- your address
- your telephone number and your mobile number
- your GP
- your name
You can tell us of any changes by writing to the department providing your care or to the medical records department.
What information do we keep about you?
Like all hospitals, we keep accurate and up to date information about our patients, including details of all their treatments. This means health professionals have the information they require in order to give you the best possible treatment. Please don't be offended if we ask your ethnic background - this information is required by the Department of Health.
We take great care to look after your records properly and anyone who has access to them is obliged to respect their confidentiality. Information held on computer must be registered under the Data Protection Act.
If you would like to know more about this, please write to:
- Data protection officer
- Royal Free Hospital
- Pond Street
- NW3 2QG
Can you see your patient records?
In most cases you have a legal right to see your health records. Please write to the medical records manager at the hospital's medical records department using one of the forms below. A small charge will be made for any photocopying and it can take up to 40 days to fulfil your request (though we usually do so sooner).
Please send your completed form to:
Medical records department (patient access request)
Royal Free Hospital