Access to medical records

The practice operates in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  You are entiteld to see or obtain a copy of yor clinical records or any other personal information held about you by our practice.

If you wish to view your health records it may not be necessary for you to make a formal application to do so.  Nothing in the law prevents health professionals from informally showing you your own records.  You could make an informal request during a consultation, or by ringing the surgery or hospital and arranging a time to visit and see your records.

However, if you wish to make a formal request to see your health records under the Data Protection Act, you should apply in writing to the holder(s) of the records.  If you wish to see your GP records, you should write directly to your GP or to the Practice Manager.  If you wish to see your hospital records, you should write to your hospital Patients’ Service Manager or Medical Records Officer.

For further details about access to your records, including possible fees, please click here for our  Access to Healthcare Records leaflet.