Data Protection Act
If you want to ask for information, which we may hold about you personally, then this will be dealt with under the Data Protection Act 1998. 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 contractor.
For all requests concerning health records you will need to complete an application for access to health records form.
For all other Data Protection requests please contact the relevant departments in writing.
For members of staff only please contact HR Support at Hr.email@example.com
For all others please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
With regards to health records request there may be a charge of £10 - £50 administrative costs depending on the page count. You will be notified in writing if a charge is to be made. For further information please contact the Information Governance Office on 020 3317 7094.
For all other requests there also may be a charge of £10 - £50 administrative costs depending on the page counts. You will of course be notified in writing by the relevant department.
We have recently compiled a guidance regarding The Use of Photographs within the Trust. This will ensure the Trust is compliant and it will be of interest to the service user.
For more information on the Data Protection Act and your records please refer to the Confidentiality and data protection section.
Data Protection and FOI - how do the two interact?
The Data Protection Act 1998 primarily functions to safeguard and protect information held about individuals. It also provides individuals with a right of access to any personal information held that relates to them.
Please note that the FOI Act does not give individuals access to their personal information. Any such request would be treated as a Data Protection Act subject access request. If the individual chooses to make this information public, it could be used alongside non-personal information gained by the public under the terms of the FOI Act.