Access to your medical records


Your health records

Your medical and healthcare information is just that – yours. You can ask for access to the information we hold on you for free at any time.

If you would like to see the information we hold about you, you can make a request for a copy of your medical records.

If you are seeking copies of your child’s health records, you will also need to supply proof of your child’s identity and your parental responsibility. Access to health records legislation allows us to share health records of a deceased person with authorised representative(s) or any person who may have a claim arising out of that person’s death.

If you are requesting personal information about someone who has died you will need to supply a copy of their death certificate and proof that you are the executor or a beneficiary within the last will and testament.

There is no charge for this service and all requests should be met within a calendar month.

Make a request for Colchester Hospital records

If this is something you would like to do please click on the following link which will take you to the SARs Portal where you will be asked to register yourself on the system and to make your request

SARs Portal

The first time you use the portal you will need to create an account, it only takes two minutes and here are the instructions

If you experience any problems when registering or using the SARs Portal, please email Colchester health records access team

Although we would encourage you to use the new SARs Portal as we consider it offers a much improved user experience, we understand if you’d prefer not to at the present time.  You can use the form below to make a request.  However, it is anticipated that this option will eventually be withdrawn so we would urge you to give the SARs Portal a try.

If you need a paper copy of the form, please request a paper copy from the team.

  • 01206 742 127

Email Colchester health records access team

Access to Health Records Team, Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL

Make a request for Ipswich Hospital records

If this is something you would like to do please download and complete this form.

If you are unable to print off the form, please request a paper copy from the team.

  • 01473 704 484

Email Ipswich health records access team

The Access to Health Records Team, (N051) Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 5PD

Requesting a copy of an x-ray or scan taken at Ipswich Hospital

If your request is only for a copy of an x-ray or scan, then please print off this form and return it to the medical imaging team.

If you are unable to print off the form, you can request a paper copy from the team.

Email Ipswich medical imaging team

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