Access health records
As a patient you are able to access your medical
records held by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
To access your medical records you should make a request to the
Medical Records Department for the hospitals you were a patient at
(see telephone numbers below). The medical records department
will then send you a letter and a form to complete and return.
A £10 charge is made for this service to cover
administration costs and you will also be charged up to a maximum
of £50 for the copying of your medical records. These charges are
made in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Once
your form and payment have arrived at Medical Records, they will
begin the process, which may take a number of weeks.
We always aim to disclose your records to you within the maximum
deadline of 40 days from receiving your application. In line with
the Data Protection Act 1998, the Medical Records Department will
send your request to the appropriate consultant for their written
permission. The consultant will decide on the best way for you to
see your notes. This can be done by making an appointment with the
consultant, viewing your medical records in the Medical Records
Department or by photocopies being sent to you directly.
Bristol Royal Infirmary and Bristol Heart Institute: 0117 342
Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre: 0117 342 2182 or 342
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children:0117 342 7971
St Michael's Hospital: 0117 342 1831
Bristol Eye Hospital: 0117 342 2664
University of Bristol Dental Hospital:0117 342 4431
South Bristol Community Hospital: 0117 342 9675 (Urgent Care