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Accessing your records

You have a right to access the information recorded about you. Please be aware that the notes do not belong to you. They are the property of the NHS.

We are happy to help patients who wish to gain access to their medical records. To exercise this right please write to the Practice Manager with your request. We will then find you somewhere comfortable in the practice to look through them.

Unfortunately, you cannot take your medical records away from the practice. You can, however, request a photocopy of some, or all, of your records. There is a charge for this service to cover copying and staff time.

If others, such as solicitors, wish to access your records, a consent form signed by yourself must accompany their request (signed within the preceding 28 days).

From the 31st March 2016, you are now able to view your coded information within your health record online. This is available through Patient Access: Some of the data you will be able to see includes coded information about results, diagnoses, demographics, and immunisations.  Please visit the Practice in order to register for this service, you will need to provide photographic evidence of your identity (i.e student card, drivers licence, passport). You can ask reception for a patient information leaflet about this function should you require more information.