How to Access Patient Records

health records

You have the legal right to access your health records at any time. You can ask to simply view you records or receive a hard copy of them. You health records are confidential so members of your family are not allowed to view them unless you give them written permission to do so.

Health record request forms

If you wish to request a copy of your own health records please complete the AHR1 form.

If you wish to request a copy of someone else's health records - for example if you are a parent and would like to view your child's records - please complete the AHR2 form.

If you wish to access the health records of a deceased patient please complete the AHR3 form.

If you are a patient's legal representative and wish to view their health records please complete the AHR4 form.

Further information and contacts

If you would like further information on accessing health records please view the Guidance on Access to Health Records document. You can also contact the Pennine Acute Access to Health Records team at:

Patient Health Records Access Service
Booking and Scheduling
Level D
The Pennine Acute Hospitals
Whitehall Street
Rochdale
OL12 0NB

Tel:  0161 627 8591/0161 778 5938
Fax:  0161 778 5730
Email healthrecordsaccess@pat.nhs.uk