In order to be an open and transparent organisation, the Trust is committed to making the maximum amount of information publically available at minimum inconvenience and cost.

We aim to make information available via our website and send out information electronically by email or secure data transfer.

Where necessary and upon request, we will also provide information in alternative formats, such as hard copy, if asked to do so.

From time to time, individuals may request access to information held by the organisation and, depending on the nature of the information being sought, requests will be considered under different legislation and one of four different access regimes:

  • Requests from an individual (or their authorised representative) about their own personal data and information about them will be handled and dealt with in accordance with the Data Protection legislation – UK Data Protection Act 2018 (UK DPA 2018) and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). More information available here
  • Requests from a relevant authorised representative (the executor or person with a claim arising from the death) about a deceased patient's care record will be handled and dealt with in accordance with the Access to Health Records Act 1990. More information available here 
  • Requests for environmental information will be handled and dealt with in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). More information available here
  • All other requests for information will be handled and dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI). More information available here

For independent advice and guidance about the Data Protection legislation, Environmental Information Regulations and the Freedom of Information Act, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office or visit their website.

Click here for more detailed information on the process.

These requests are handled within the Trust by specific Subject Access Request (SAR) leads within each division. Please contact the relevant divisional SAR lead directly for advice and guidance:

Division Contact Details
Community Services

AccessToRecords@merseycare.nhs.uk

Information Governance Team
Liverpool Innovation Park (2nd Floor)
Digital Way
Liverpool
L7 9NJ

Corporate - Human Resources

WorkforceGovernanceTeam@merseycare.nhs.uk

Head of Workforce Development
V7 Building
Kings Business Park
Prescott
Liverpool
L34 1PJ

Corporate - Occupational Health

Occupational.Health@merseycare.nhs.uk

Occupational Health Department
Switch House
Northern Perimeter Road
Bootle
Liverpool
L30 7PT

Local Services

AccessToRecordsLocalDivision@merseycare.nhs.uk

Access to Records Team 
Patient Appointments Centre
Norris Green Community Hub
Falklands Approach
Liverpool
L11 5BS

Admin – Access Team
Talk Liverpool
7 New Hall
Fazakerley
Liverpool
L10 1LD

Mid-Mersey

SAR@merseycare.nhs.uk

Information Governance Team
Hollins Park
Winwick
Warrington
WA2 8WA

Secure Services

Healthrecords.hss@nhs.net

Ashworth

Health Records Manager
Ashworth Hospital
Parkbourn
Maghull
Liverpool
L31 1HW

HMP Garth

Referrals Co-ordinator
HMP Garth
Ulnes Walton 
Leyland 
Preston
PR26 8NE

Whalley

Health Records Department
Mitton Road
Whalley
Lancashire
BB7 9PE