HC Deb 04 May 2000 vol 349 c212W
Mr. Andy King

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision exists for NHS patients to dispute factual inaccuracies in their health records. [120745]

Ms Stuart

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 patients have a right to know what is in their health records. If a patient believes that information recorded about them is inaccurate they have a legal right under the Act to request that the inaccurate information is amended or deleted.