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Formerly St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Access to your Personal Data

You are entitled to request to view / ask for a copy of the personal data / information the Trust hold about you this is known as a Right of Access request but can also be referred to as a Subject Access Request (SAR).

Children can also make a request, please refer to the section on ‘How we protect Children’s and Young people’s data' for more information on eligibility.

You are only entitled to your own personal data, and not to information relating to other people (unless the information is also about you or you are acting on behalf of someone). Your information will be reviewed first by a relevant member of staff to ensure that what we send you will not cause upset or distress to your wellbeing.  We will also check that the information we send you does not contain information you are not entitled to see.

You can make a request by writing to us, this can be via email if more convenient or by calling us. We may ask you to provide identification and provide further information to help us process your request.

There is no charge (subject to exemptions) to have a copy of the information held about you unless the request is complicated or involves a large volume of information copies, but we will advise you of this.

We must respond to you within one calendar month (subject to exemptions).

Requests are handled in line with our Right of Access / Subject Access Requests Procedure.

Subject Access Requests can be made as follows

If you want to see your personal data, you need to contact the NHS organisation(s) where you are being, or have been, treated, or have had any contact with by email, letter or a phone call

If you would like a copy of your personal data from Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust please contact: 

Whiston Office

Southport Office

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