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Access to medical records

Under the Access to Medical Records Act 1990, patients are allowed to view their medical records in the company of a member of staff on surgery premises, medical records from 1990 onwards can be accessed. There is no charge for this service.

Copies Of Your Medical Record

Your medical record can now be accessed online, for more information and to register for the service please speak with your branch receptionists.

If you still need hard paper copies of your medical record, Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Medical Records Act 1990 you can obtain a full copy of your medical records. This is a free service and can take up to 28 days to process.

Extra copies of your medical records will incur an administration fee of up to £50.00 and may take up to 28 working days from receipt of payment.

For more details on accessing your medical records please contact the branch manager of your branch surgery.

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Find out how this data is used and how to opt out on the following link:

Register for Proxy Access

Use this form if you wish to give consent to a family member / third party to allow them to access appropriate parts of your medical record, such as; appointments, medication, medical record viewing etc.

Follow this link to download the proxy access consent form.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 27th March, 2020