Access to Patient Information
Everyone working in the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with regard to patient information. Your medical history is/will be recorded on the practice computer system in line with national guidance and sometimes in paper records. Very strict security measures on the clinical system ensure that authorised users only access these records.
We are not able to give any information about a patient to a relative, friend or other third party for example an insurance company or solicitor unless we have a recent signed consent form from the patient allowing us release specific information to a named person.
Patient consent form for release of medical records
Access to your own medical records either to view, obtain copies or on-line.
Patients are entitled to see the information we hold about them either on the computer or in their paper records. Depending on the type of request made there may be a fee payable or we may need photo ID before online access can be granted.
For access to view your paper records
Patient information about Access to medical records
Patient application form for access to medical records
For Online access to your records
For Online access to your medical records at home, information and application forms can be found in the Online services section on this website.