Accessing your personal information

The Data Protection Act 1998 allows individuals to access their own information, while at the same time protecting individuals’ personal information from inappropriate use or disclosure.

How the Trust uses your information

The Trust records information about you so that you can receive proper care and treatment. Where necessary, the Trust may use your information, for example, to prepare statistics, to investigate complaints or carry out audits. Sometimes it may be necessary to share your information with others but how this can be done is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998.The Trust has produced a leaflet for its service users and patients to inform them about how it processes their personal information.

If the Trust holds personal information about you, you can request access to your information by speaking, in the first instance, to the member of staff providing your care and treatment. If you wish to be provided with copies of your information, you will need to put your request in writing, and you may be required to pay an administration charge.

The following form may be used to apply for copies of your information.

Application form: Accessing your records/personal information

Simply complete and sign the form and send it to:

The Trust has for its service users and patients to inform them about how it processes their personal information.If the Trust holds personal information about you, you can request access to your information by speaking, in the first instance, to the member of staff providing your care and treatment. If you wish to be provided with copies of your information, you will need to put your request in writing, and you may be required to pay an administration charge.

Information Governance Office
Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Causeway House
8e Coleraine Road
Ballymoney
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT53 6BP

 

Page last updated:15 March 2013