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.
To find advocacy services and groups in your area, you could call Mind's Legal Line or contact your local Mind.
If you're in hospital, you can also contact:
In some circumstances, you may be legally entitled to get the support of an advocate. See our page on your legal rights to advocacy for more information.
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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