Accessing medical records 

Individuals are able to access their own. In some cases certain third parties have the right to ask for copies of medical records. 

For living individuals, access to medical records is generally made under the Data Protection Act 2018.  (New hyperlink

  • For deceased individuals (where the record was created after 1991), access to medical records is generally via Access to Health Records Act 1990.  If the records were created before 1991 then access is made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

As a Trust we take the security and confidentiality of our patient information very seriously, which is why we ask for two forms of identification before we will release medical records.

To request copies of your medical records please click on the name of the relevant hospital below and download the form. If you have been seen at more than one hospital you don’t have to fill in separate forms: just fill in one form and you will be sent all the records you ask for.

Accessing medical records

 Caldicott Guardian

If you have any queries relating to the processing of your medical information, you can contact the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian, who has responsibility to ensure the protection of patient confidentiality throughout the Trust in accordance with your legal rights.

Dr Dominic Heaney
Consultant Neurologist and Senior Lecturer
Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Box 29, Queen Square
London WC1N 3BG

Secretary telephone: 020 3448 8625
Fax: 020 3448 8615