HC Deb 30 November 1976 vol 921 c91W
19. Mr. Forman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will make a statement about current arrangements governing the ownership and storage of personal medical records and X-ray photographs.

Mr. Moyle

Personal medical records, including X-rays, in respect of patients treated under the NHS are held to be the property of the Secretary of State. NHS hospital medical records are stored in premises designated by the appropriate health authority. Access to a patient's medical records is governed in the patient's interest by the ethics of the medical and allied professions.