Data Protection

Requests for Personal Information including Medical Records:
(Subject Access Requests)

If your enquiry is to do with your GP or information that you think your GP might hold, please contact them directly

If you would like to request copies of your medical records under the Data Protection Act (1998), please complete the following form:

Data Protection Act (1998) Subject Access Request Form (.doc)
Data Protection Act (1998) Subject Access Request Form (.pdf)

If you wish to request copies of deceased patient’s records the Access to Health Records Act (1990) applies.  Please complete the following form:

Access to Health Records Act (1990) Form (.doc)
Access to Health Records Act (1990) Form (.pdf)

Please send completed forms to:

Medical Legal Manager
Legal Services
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA

Tel - 0131 242 3042
darren.poole@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

If you have any other Data Protection queries please contact the Data Protection Officer at:

Elaine Downie
Data Protection Officer
NHS Lothian
Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3EG

Tel – 0131 465 5684
elaine.downie@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Last Reviewed: 12/01/2017