Your health records

How to get a copy of your health records

The Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation control how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses, or the government.

Under the Data Protection Act, you have a right to access information that is held about you by 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.