Requests for your information under the data protection legislation

This would include information relating to health records, employment and training records – anything which is limited to you as a person whether as a patient, employee or partner of any kind.

This would include information relating to health records, employment and training records – anything which is limited to you as a person whether as a patient, employee or partner of any kind.

You also have the right to obtain from the Trust confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information if required:

  • the purposes and legal basis of the processing;
  • the categories of personal data concerned;
  • the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • the existence of the right to request from the Trust rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
  • the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO);
  • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling giving meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
  • Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

Once your request has been received and your identity / entitlement verified, your request will usually be completed within one calendar month.  However, if your records are extensive we may take longer to process your request but will inform you from the outset where possible, and in any case within 30 days.

To submit a formal request for information, please contact:

Medical Legal Team
Medical Records Department
University Hospital of North Tees
Hardwick Road
Stockton-On-Tees
TS19 8PE

Telephone: 01642 383516
(Monday and Friday, 8.30am to 5pm)

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

If you disagree with the Information Commissioner’s decision and feel we have failed to disclose information without good reason you may apply to a court for disclosure.