Access to your Medical Records

The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any request for access to medical records by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager if you require further information.

You have the right to access your health records.  Should you wish to view your medical records please put this in writing to the Practice Manager.  If you would like to have copies of your medical records there is an administrative charge of £10.00 for your computer records and 36p per photocopied page of your paper records, up to maximum charge of £50.

Access to medical records leaflet for patients

To register to view your medical records on-line please click here for further information.

Personal Health Information

We ask for information so that you can receive proper care and treatment.  This information is kept, together with details of your care, because it may be needed if you are seen again.  Some of this information may be used for other reasons eg to help us protect the health of the public generally and to see that the NHS runs efficiently, plans for the future, trains its staff and can account for its actions.  Information may also be needed to help educate tomorrows clinical staff and to carry out medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone.

Sometimes the law requires us to pass on information eg to notify a registration.

The NHS Central Register for England and Wales contains basic personal details of all patients registered with a General Practitioner.  The Register does not contain clinical information.

You may be receiving care from people as well as the NHS.  So that we can all work together for your benefit we may need to share some information about you.

The sharing of types of sensitive personal information is strictly controlled by law.

Any disclosure of your medical records to a third party will only be done after signed consent to a specific instruction by yourself to do so.