Online Access to Medical Records
All patients registered with the practice are now automatically given access to their future medical records. This means that if you have verified your identity via the NHS App or the NHS website and try to access your GP health record in your NHS account, you will now be able to see all your medical records (including diagnoses, consultations, results, medication and documents) dated from 31 May 2022 onwards, or from the date that you registered with the practice (if this is later).
Please note that you do not need to contact the practice in order to make use of this feature. If you have any concerns that your records may be accessed in appropriately, or without your consent, please contact the practice to have this facility disabled.
Please visit this NHS page for more information about access to your GP records.
The Data Protection Act gives an individual the right to ask for a copy of the information an organisation holds about them – this right is commonly known as a subject access request (SAR). Subject access requests can be made in writing to the Assistant Practice Manager.
This service enables you to safely and securely access your medical records, including your vaccination history, referral letters, test results and GP clinical notes, whenever and wherever you wish.
Being able to access your medical records in this manner, can be extremely useful and will allow you to:
- See your test results once they have been received and reviewed
- Review referral letters and hospital letters sent to the practice
- Confirm your vaccination history and medical history prior to a journey abroad or upon making a job application.
- Access your medical records anywhere in the world, so that if you fall ill while on holiday, the doctors looking after you have all the information they might need
- Check what medications you are prescribed, as well as how and when you are supposed to take them.
- Order your medications and have them sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy
- Check to see if you have been had an allergic reaction to anything, including certain medications, in the past (if this has been recorded in your records). This can be very useful when buying medication over the counter or when preparing for a hospital visit.