Access to medical records

The practice is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. We comply with the Data Protection Act 2018.

We manage requests for access to medical records according to the Act.

Please contact the Practice Manager for further information.

Complete the online application form to apply for access to your medical records.

Summary Care Record

If you’re registered with a GP surgery you’ll have a Summary Care Record, unless you’ve chosen not to have one. It contains basic information including your allergies and medicines. It also includes any previous reactions you’ve had to medicine.

Having this information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when the practice is closed.

Follow this link to the NHS website for more information on how to access your health records


GP2GP transfers electronic health records between a patient’s old and new practices. It is a direct, secure and quick way to send your medical records when you change GPs.

Find out more about GP2GP on the NHS Digital website

Your data matters to the NHS

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can help with research and planning.

You can choose if you want to share your data. You can also choose for someone else, such as your children under 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. It will not apply to services you use in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Follow this link to find out how this data is used and how to opt out


You can now see your test results and read notes from your appointments in your NHS account.

This will help you see your test results and read notes from your appointments.

What’s changed

You will now be able to see all the information within your health record automatically.

If you are over 16 and have an online NHS account, such as through the NHS App or NHS website, you can now see all your notes from your GP.

For most people, access will be automatic and you won’t need to do anything.

What health information you can see

You will be able to access:

  • notes from GP appointments
  • test results
  • any letters saved on your records

This only applies to records from your GP, not from hospitals or other specialists.

Privacy advice

If you do not want to see your health record or if you have any concerns, please talk to your GP.

The NHS app and website are secure so no one is able to access your information except you.

If you do not have the NHS app or an online account

These changes only apply to people with the NHS app or an online NHS account.

If you do not want an online account, you can still access your health records by asking at reception.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 25th October, 2023