X-Rays – How Long Do I Keep

X-Rays – How Long Do I Keep

General Patient Records – 8 years after conclusion of treatment

Children & Young People – Until the patient's 25th birthday. Or if the patient was 17 at conclusion of treatment, until their 26th birthday or 8 years after the patient's death if sooner.

Maternity – 25 years after the birth of the child, including still births

Clinical Trials – 15 years after completion of treatment

Litigation – Records should be reviewed 10 years after the file is closed. Once litigiation has been notified (or a formal complaint received) images should be stored until 10 years after the file has been closed

Mental Health – 20 years after no further treatment considered necessary or 8 years after death

Oncology – see Oncology records

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