Your health records

Information about your personal treatment and care will normally be something you will discuss with the healthcare professionals.

However, there may be other issues about which you would like further information and in this part of our website we explain how you can get this information.

For every inpatient and outpatient attendance at the hospital, data is stored on computer systems and added to medical records.

This allows clinicians and other medical staff to make informed decisions about each individual’s condition and treatment in respect to their healthcare history.

It is vital to maintain the accuracy of this information as a record of care if it is to be useful in the future. It is also essential that these records, both written and electronic, are kept secure and access restricted to specific staff members.

The Caldicott review and Data Protection Act 1998 enforce strict legal guidelines to the storage, maintenance and access to patient information.

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