Keeping patient records up-to-date

It is very important for the quality of our medical services that we have your most up-to-date details in our patient records. This will help improve the quality of healthcare you receive.
To help us keep your medical record up-to-date, you should tell us if you change your:

  • address
  • telephone number, including mobile number
  • doctor (GP)
  • name, such as surname

You can tell us of any changes by writing to the medical department providing your healthcare or to the medical records department.

Barnet Hospital Chase Farm Hospital Royal Free Hospital
Medical records department
Barnet Hospital
Wellhouse Lane
Barnet
Herts EN5 3DJ
Medical records department
Barnet Hospital
Wellhouse Lane
Barnet
Herts EN5 3DJ
Medical records department
Royal Free Hospital
Pond Street
London
NW3 2QG

Information held in patient records: what information do we keep?

Like all hospitals we keep accurate and up-to-date information about our patients, including details of all your medical treatment. This means health professionals have the information they require in order to provide you with the best possible healthcare.

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 health records properly and anyone who has access to them is obliged to respect their confidentiality. Information held on computers must be registered under the Data Protection Act. Read our privacy statement for more information.

If you would like to know more about this please email our data protection officer at smondal@nhs.net or write to him at the address below:

Data protection officer
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Free Hospital
Pond Street
London
NW3 2QG

Caldicott Guardian
Dr Kilian Hynes
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Barnet Hospital
Wellhouse Lane 
Barnet, Hertfordshire
EN5 3DJ

Email: kilian.hynes@nhs.net