Your health records

How to get a copy of your health records

You have right of access to information about you ('personal data'), which is held on computer and in some paper files, under the Data Protection Act 1998 at Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital.

This includes what is written in your health records (notes), automated records or a combination of both. This legislation replaces the Access to Health Records Act 1990, which now applies only to the records of deceased patients. Find out how to keep your patient records up-to-date.

You are entitled to be told if any personal data is held about you and to be:

  • given a description of the data
  • told for what purpose the data is processed 
  • told who the data may have been given to.


The documents below may be useful to you if you are interested in finding out more about accessing your health records.