Access to Your Medical Record (the Right of Access)
You have a right to get a copy, or part copies of the information held about you and this is known as a subject access request.
(Please note, you can sign up for online access to your full GP electronic record and then you can look at your record whenever you like)
If you do wish to make a subject access request then:
- You can do this in writing(letter or email)
- You can come to the surgery to complete a form.
- You can make a verbal request to a member of staff, ie the doctor or nurse that you are consulting with.
You will first be offered online access to your record but if you would rather have a paper copy, this will be issued without a charge. A charge would be made for a second copy or if your notes are excessively large. We can give you a copy of specific information, just request what you need.
You will need to show 2 forms of identification, one photographic (passport or driving licence) and one with proof of address.
We will provide the information within 28 calendar days.
For more information including "how to" leaflets and videos of patients and why they are using GP online services are available at http://www.nhs.uk/gponlineservices
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT EMAIL ACCOUNT FOR EACH FAMILY MEMBER.
Subject Access Request policy