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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Retention of hospital records (FOI)

Retention of hospital records (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 22 March 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How long are hospital medical records kept for both living and deceased individuals?


The Health and Community Services Department adopted the NHS Code of Practice Part 2 for Records Management, which outlines the time periods for record retention, in 2009.

Information in relation to this is available in a previous Freedom of Information response located at the following link:

Hospital retention policy (FOI)

Please note that these retention schedules are pending review in line with the requirements of updated information legislation.

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