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Letter Requesting Access to Your Own Medical Records

You would think that gaining access to your own medical records would be an easy task, but thanks to confusing bureaucracy and hard-to-understand data protection rules, getting copies of this data can be a burdensome undertaking. The law is on your side, of course, but it’s not always so easy to apply it.

Here at Law on the Web, we’ve come up with a simple solution – a template letter you can download and fill out. The letter states all the relevant regulations and makes the case for access to your medical records. You don't need any legal knowledge and it will take mere moments to fill out.

You can use this letter to request that a medical institution either permits you to inspect your medical records or provides you with copies of those records. The medical institution is permitted to charge you a statutory fee of up to £50 for copies of records.