How long do we keep your record for

Your health records may be held in both paper and / or electronic format; we will keep your health records for specified periods of time, in accordance with the Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016.

Although there are exceptions and certain conditions affecting the length of time we will keep a health record, in general however, this means that we will keep an adult health record for 8 years after the last entry; we will keep a child's health record until the child reaches 26 years of age.