Access to Medical Records

If you require additional access rights such as detailed information on your record, please complete the form at the bottom of the page below.

Medical records hold information about you. They are also sometimes called health records. You’ll have separate records for any NHS service you go to including your GP surgery, hospital, dentist or opticians. How to get your record depends on the record.

The NHS wants to give people better ways to see their personal health information online. We know that people want to be able to access their health records. It can help you see test results faster. It also lets you read and review notes from your appointments in your own time.

We’re now letting you see all the information within your health record. Please see the questionnaire at the bottom of this page for how to request access. If you are over 16 and have an online account, such as through the NHS App, NHS website, or another online primary care service, you may now be able to see all future notes and health records from your doctor (GP). You will not be able to see historical records via online access. If you wish to obtain historical entries you will need to make a Subject Access Request.

This means that you will be able to see notes from your appointments, as well as test results and any letters that are saved on your records. This only applies to records from your doctor (GP), not from hospitals or other specialists.

Link – Abbreviations you may find in your health record

Prior to access being granted, we ask patients to complete the questionnaire below.

Detailed Record Access and Understanding Online Safety Questionnaire

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I already have access to my online record and I am requesting detailed record access*
Have you already registered for online access to order repeat prescriptions and online appointments?*
If the answer to the above is NO then you cannot proceed with this form. This form is to request additional access to your detailed record. You can download and register for the NHS App yourself however if you require log in details from the practice you will need to visit a branch with ID documents before access can be granted. This is for patient security reasons. If you do not have online record access this form will not be processed.

For patients with existing online access ONLY

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I am doing this questionnaire for myself*

If you are submitting this on someone else's behalf, do you have their consent to do so?

I can read and understand English*
Are you able to use passwords and technology to access your records?*
After you have been to the doctor or hospital, you can check if the encounter has been recorded and what was discussed. Do you agree that this is a good reason to have access to your records?*
There may be an instance when accessing your medical records online, you may read some information that could be shocking or upsetting. What do you do if this happens and you cannot speak to your doctor/nurse immediately? Please tick all options that apply.*
You see a new letter has arrived in your electronic health record. You open up the letter to find it is about another patient at the practice. What do you do?*
Does anyone else have access to your mobile phone, email , passwords or online record?*
Have you ever given permission for anyone else to access your record or speak on your behalf at the practice?*
Would it upset you if you read something somebody else has said about you with regards to your health?*
This does NOT mean that others can see your record without your permission.
If I suspect that my account has been accessed by someone without my agreement, I will contact the practice as soon as possible*
If I think that I may come under pressure to give access to someone else unwillingly I will contact the practice as soon as possible.*
I will be responsible for the security of the information that I see or download*
Please confirm that you have read the information on the practice website about accessing your record?*
Do you feel you understand what Records Access means?*