Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children
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Public access to these records is governed by the UK Data Protection Act 2018, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the latest version of the Scottish Government Records Management: Health and Social Care Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records containing sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.
Where records contain information relating to named deceased adults, they will be open 75 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Records containing sensitive information on individuals below 18 years (living or deceased) or adults not proven to be deceased will be open 100 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Further information on legislation and guidelines covering medical records can be found on the LHSA webpage (www.lhsa.lib.ed.ac.uk).
LHSA can support the use of records closed to public access for legitimate clinical, historical and genealogical research purposes. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding procedures on how you can apply for permission to view closed records. Telephone us on: 0131 650 3392 or email us at email@example.com
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30.4 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers
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