Subject access request

Subject Access Requests under the Data Protection Act 2018      
If you want to ask us for information which we may hold about you then this will be dealt with under the Data Protection Act 2018.  This includes health records, employee records and any other record we may hold about you such as complaints / incident reports.  Details of who to contact regarding the type of record you wish to request access to are:

Subject Access Requests for Health Records
If you wish to make a Subject Access Request for requesting access to your health records, you should write to the:

Access to Health Records Department
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
Knowsley House
Wigan Lane
Wigan
WN1 2NN

In your letter, you must specify the kind of information you wish to be made available to you and enclose proof of identity - a copy of a formal document or bill with your name and address on it or copy of your driving licence or passport.

Alternatively, you can download a Subject Access Request for Health Records Form here:

Subject Access Request For Health Records Form

Subject Access requests for Human Resource Records

If you wish to make a Subject Access Request for accessing your human resource records you should write to:
Human Resources Department (Subject Access Requests)
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Buckingham Row
Brick Kiln Lane
Wigan
WN1 1XX

Subject Access requests for other personal information we hold
If you wish to request access to personal information we hold about you which is not a health record or an employee record, please contact:

Information Governance Department
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Wrightington Hospital
Hall Lane
Appley Bridge
WN6 9EP
Email: DPARequests@wwl.nhs.uk

PLEASE NOTE: From 8th July 2019, our default method of sending records will be via a download service. If you wish to still receive your records via post, please specify on the request form.

We have one calendar month to provide the information you ask for.  If your request is deemed to be complex this is extended by a further two months. If you are unhappy with any aspect of the way in which we deal with your subject access request, please contact the Information Governance Department.  If you are still unhappy with the response you receive, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).  The ICO regulate the Data Protection Act 1998.  Their contact details are:

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AE

www.ico.org.uk

Or you can complete the online enquiry form.

Your Full Name*

NHS Number or Hospital Number (only provide this if your query is regarding health information)

Date of birth* Please use dd/mm/yyyy format

Address*

Postcode*

Tel No.*

Email*

My Data Subjects Rights Query is*

Please provide us with more information regarding your query*

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