Rights to information access under the Data Protection Act.

@article{Dimond2005RightsTI,
  title={Rights to information access under the Data Protection Act.},
  author={Bridgit Dimond},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 14},
  pages={774-6}
}
A patient has a legal right to access personal information held by health professionals on the basis of statutory provisions, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the regulations made under that Act, the Access to Health Reports Act 1988 (which is considered in a later article), and also on the basis of the common law, i.e. judge made or case law. Neither legal rights, however, give the patient an absolute right, but are qualified.