||<p>For reasons of medical confidentiality and data protection, disclosing individuals'
medical records to third parties requires the explicit consent of each data subject.
The Ministry of Defence will consider all such requests on a case by case basis.</p><p>Where
the data subject is deceased relatives can request their healthcare records, albeit
there is no automatic right to access. Patient confidentiality can be over-ridden
and records released if there is a legal claim as a result of the death. Again, each
such request would be considered on a case by case basis.</p>