Your Medical Record
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives patients the right to apply for access to their medical records. You have the right to see your medical records, except in the very rare circumstances when your consultant considers that it would be harmful to you or to someone else named in your record.
For more information about access to medical records you can click here to visit the Department of Health pages. There you will find information on such things as charges, access to deceased patients’ records and the timescale involved in providing this service.
If you wish to view your records or to have copies supplied, you should apply in writing to the following address:
The Medical Records Manager
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Hallamshire Hospital
For such requests a fee of £10 is required. We are also entitled to charge a fee for copies and would advise you about this.
Limited rights of access to the medical records of a deceased person are given under the Access to Health Records Act 1990.
We would need to confirm your identity and details of what you want and we have 40 days to respond with the information but aim to do so in 21 days.