Accessing Your Information

Right of access (Formerly Subject access request)

You are entitled you to view/ ask for a copy of the information the CCG hold about you this is known as a “Right of Access” Request. To assist us, we kindly request that you provide this in writing / email to us (please note that this isn’t compulsory).  You will be asked for identification and to provide adequate information to help us process your request quickly.  We will respond to your request within 1 month.

There is no charge (subject to exemptions) to have a copy of the information held about you.

The CCG hold a limited amount of healthcare data as detailed above.  To request access to GP records, please contact your GP practice and to request access to hospital records, please contact the hospital you attended for treatment / care.

You should also be aware that in certain circumstances, your right to see some details in your health records held by the CCG may be withheld.  This may be because releasing the information could cause serious harm to your physical or mental health or if there is 3rd party information that cannot be released.

To request a copy of or request access to information we hold about you and / or to request information to be corrected if it is inaccurate, please contact:

The WBCCG ‘Right of Access’ Request Lead at:

NHS Wigan Borough CCG (Governance Team)
Wigan Life Centre
College Avenue
Wigan
WN1 1NJ

Or Email: governance.team@wiganboroughccg.nhs.uk

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

If posted, please ensure it is marked to private and confidential and addressed to the CCG Right of Access’ Lead.

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