Medical Records

Medical details are held on computer to make them available to the team, giving you better health care and treatment. We hold only data which is relevant and try to ensure that the data is accurate, kept up to date, and held for no longer than is necessary in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The data is also used in the planning of medical services and research. We only ever use or pass on information about you to other members of the medical profession if they have a genuine need to know. Everyone who receives information from us has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential, and whenever possible, we remove any details which identify you.

Patients must give their consent for information to be disclosed to any agencies outside the medical profession, for example Insurance Companies, Solicitors, Police, etc.

Accessing Your Medical Records

You have a right of access to your medical records and computer information. If you wish to see your paper or computer records, please complete this form and return it to the practice. There will be a charge for this service of between £10 and £50 depending on the size of your records.

The practice is allowed up to 40 days to respond to requests for information but will aim to meet the NHS target of 21 days. Please make sure that you allow enough time if you need a copy of your records before a specific date.

For further information about accessing your medical records, please visit the NHS Choices website.