Accessing my personal information
Explains your rights to see and have copies of your personal information, and how to complain if access to your records is refused or if what is written about you is wrong.
How to find an advocate
If you're in hospital, you can also contact the:
In some situations, you may be legally entitled to the support of an advocate. For more information, see our page on your legal rights to advocacy.
Information Commissioner's Office
Independent regulatory office in charge of upholding information rights in the interest of the public.
Professional association for solicitors in England and Wales. Includes a searchable directory of solicitors.
This information was published in November 2021. We will revise it in 2024.
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