The Data Protection Act 1998 gives people the right to know what personal information an organisation has about them. To use this right, you can make what is known as a ‘subject access request’.
Only the following people may apply for access to personal information:
You have a right to know whether or not we hold any information about you, and a right to have a copy of that information. You also have a right to know:
You also have the right to have any codes or jargon in the information explained. You won’t be able to see information that could:
The Access to Health Records Act, 1990 lays down strict guidance on what personal information can be provided to a third party regarding a deceased patient. Our application form has therefore been designed to provide us with sufficient information to ensure that we only provide access to those who are legally entitled to receive this.
The Act gives certain people a right to see the health records of somebody who has died. These people are defined under section 3(1)(f) of that Act as:
1.The patient’s personal representative. This will be the executor or administrator of the deceased person’s estate. 2.Any person who may have a claim arising out of the patient’s death.
Please return the relevant form to the address below. You can also request a paper copy of either form from this address.
Health Records Manager Legal & Storage
Gartnavel General Hospital
1053 Gt Western Road
Telephone: 0141 211 3033 (53033)
Email: [email protected]