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Police information requests

For all Police investigations for the purposes of prevention/detection of crime and/or the apprehension of a suspect, from Police Officers or Civilian Investigators, please forward requests for information in writing, which can be in email form, to:

Email: Police.Enquiries@secamb.nhs.uk

For all matters relating to Coroners Inquests in accordance with the Coroners Rules, from Coroners Officers or other personnel working from the Coroners Office, please forward requests for information in writing, which can be in email form, to:

Email: Coroner.Enquiries@secamb.nhs.uk 

Postal Address: Legal Services Department, SECAMB HQ, Nexus House, 4 Gatwick Road, Crawley RH10 9BG 

Please note the Trust’s new telephone number of 0300 123 0999 and ask for the Legal Services Team


Police Requests for Information

In general health records / confidential patient information will not be disclosed to the Police without the patient’s consent, or without a Court Order or a valid DPA form.

However, in some circumstances information will be made available to the police if it would be in the substantial public interest to release the requested information, and obtaining the patient’s consent would prejudice the prevention or detection of a serious crime / the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.

All Police requests for information must include:

  • A Data Protection Act Form OR (where appropriate), the patient's / individual's written authority to release information to the Police form.
  • The time, date and location of the incident
  • The offence(s) being investigated
  • What information is required
  • The reason the information is required

Please note: We will be unable to process any Police requests for information where the details outlined above are not received with your application.

Where available the following information should also be included:

  • The patient’s name and address
  • The name of the hospital the patient was conveyed to (where applicable)
  • The South East Coast Ambulance incident reference number (where known)
  • The Crime Reference number or Police Authority serial number

Coroner requests for information

Within your written request for information please confirm:

  • The patient's name and address
  • The time, date and exact location of the incident
  • The name of the hospital the patient was conveyed to (where applicable)
  • The South East Coast Ambulance incident reference number (where known)
  • What information is required

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