Freedom of Information Disclosure Log
In this section you can see disclosures we have made available in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act, where we believe these to be of public interest.
We make every effort to add disclosures onto the website as quickly as possible after we have released the information. The information posted here shows the nature of the request and the response provided by Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, but it does not divulge details of the requester.
Not all Freedom of Information requests are included in the disclosure log and therefore at times the log will show non-sequential numbering.
The Disclosure Log will be reviewed every six months and outdated or superseded responses will be removed from the log.
To view the disclosure log:
Requests for medical records are often received in addition to Freedom of Information requests. Due to the personal nature of these requests they are reclassified as "Subject Access Requests" .
They are not detailed on the Freedom of Information Disclosure log.
Your health records held by NGH are classed as "personal information".
Applicants cannot access personal information (e.g. their medical/health records) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Personal information is exempt from disclosure under Part II (Section 40 - Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information Act.
Access to personal information is governed by different legislation, the Data Protection Act 1998.
To apply for your medical records, you need to apply in writing to:
The Health Records Manager
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Northampton, NN1 5BD