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Junior doctors industrial action (24-28 February 2024)

British Medical Association (BMA) junior doctors are scheduled to take industrial action from 7am Saturday 24th to 11:59pm Wednesday 28th February 2024.

As a result, we are expecting that a number of junior doctors who work at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust will be on strike during this time.

To maintain patient safety, some of our services may be disrupted so that our clinical teams can prioritise our most urgent patients and care.

If your scheduled appointment is impacted by the upcoming industrial action, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to let you know and to provide you with a re-arranged date. We appreciate for anyone currently waiting for an appointment that any changes will be extremely frustrating, and we apologise in advance for the inconvenience this causes to anyone who is affected.

We will be contacting any patients whose appointments may be affected. If you are not contacted, please attend the hospital as normal.

Access to Information we hold about you

Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have the right to request from us a copy of your records and in some cases, records of other people as an authorised representative. This is known as a Subject Access Request.

The Access to Health Records Act 1990 governs the right of access to deceased patient’s health records by specified persons.

How long is the process?

When the written application has been received containing all the information needed to process the request, then this must be completed within one month. If the request is complex or numerous then this period can be extended by a further two months. If this is the case then we will contact you to explain why the extension is necessary.

How to apply

When applying for access to your own records you will need to send proof of identity. Please send a copy of your passport, photo driving license or equivalent identification with a completed copy of the Access to Personal Data Application form.

You can email this form to: informationgovernance@lwh.nhs.uk or send your written request by post to:

Information Governance Department
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
Crown Street
Liverpool
L8 7SS

All requests must include your name and address for correspondence and please include as much information as you can to help the Trust.

What will happen when I’ve made my request?

We will acknowledge receipt of your request for information and will endeavour to provide the information you have requested within one month of your request. We will notify you as soon as possible if we are unable to provide the information one month. We may also ask you to provide us with more information to help us locate the information you have requested. In addition, we will notify you if all or part of the information you have requested cannot be provided. If this happens we will explain to you why this information has been withheld.

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