Access to Medical Records

Patients outside Brunel building

As a patient you have the right to access your medical records held by North Bristol NHS Trust.

To access your medical records you should make a request to the Medical-Legal department.


A maximum charge of £50 charge is made for this service to cover administration costs for the copying of your medical records. These charges are made in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Once your completed form and payment have been received by the department, you will get confirmation by post and, the department will begin the process to obtain and copy your requested records.

Upon receipt of your completed application, we aim to disclose your records to you within the maximum deadline of 40 days.