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DATA PROTECTION

Access to Health Records

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to see or have a copy of your health records. You do not need to give a reason but may be charged a fee. If you want access to your health records you should make your request in writing. You should be aware that in certain circumstances your right to see some details in your health records may be limited in your own interest.

Most patients understand and accept that information must be shared within the healthcare team in order to provide their care and that personal information about them will be shared within the healthcare team, including administrative and other staff who support provision of their care. We ensure that anyone we disclose personal information to understands that we are giving it to them in confidence, which they must respect. All staff members receiving personal information in order to provide or support care are bound by a legal duty of confidence, whether or not they have contractual or professional obligations to protect confidentiality.

The Data Protection Act contains eight Data Protection Principles. These state that all data must be:

  • Processed fairly and lawfully
  • Obtained & used only for specified and lawful purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate and where, necessary, kept up to date
  • Kept for no longer than necessary
  • Processed in accordance with the individual,s rights (as defined)
  • Kept secure
  • Transferred only to countries that offer adequate data protection

The Data Protection Act requires that appropriate security measures are in place to safeguard against unauthorised or unlawful access/processing of personal data.

Royal Arm Data Protection Act 1998 Chapter 29

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