Your medical records are confidential.
You have the right to access them in accordance with the ‘Access to records Act 1990’.
You will need to give your signed consent to disclose information to third parties. The only exceptions are the provision of information when making a referral to another doctor or disclosure required by statute.
Freedom of Information
The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt.
Model Publication Scheme - further information