Medical records access and disclosure

Greater access to information brings with it greater scrutiny of your processes and procedures, not least how you hold and manage such information.

The Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) allow patients to apply for access to their health records. Public authorities are also subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. This enhances the rights for patients to access manual records held by public authorities.

Our specialist group of lawyers regularly advises on all legal aspects of medical record disclosure and the confidentiality of health information generally.

We offer our clients guidance on good and effective information management and help them negotiate the delicate balance of confidentiality and disclosure when it comes to processing, holding and sharing information.

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