Request access to information - Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and medical records

As an NHS organisation we have a duty to share information about how our services are run and also the information we hold on our patients. The below options set out the ways in which you can access, or make a request for information.

Requests to see records and other related information about yourself are known as 'Subject Access Requests'. You have a right to get a copy of the information that is held about you. Subject Access Requests or SARS are most often made by the named individual (patient), their guardian and/or carers.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives people the right to request information held by public organisations. This allows us to be more open and transparent about our organisation, who we are, what we do, who we work with and where we spend money.  

Our Guide to Information (FOI Publication Scheme) is published in accordance with Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Information Commissioner’s Office Model Publication Scheme. It aims to give the public access to information routinely published by us.