Accessing your medical records
It is possible to obtain access to your medical records that are kept by a GP, optician, dentist or hospital trust.
GP online services
If you are registered with a GP surgery, you can access online services. Online services may allow you to:
- book, check or cancel appointments with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional
- order repeat prescriptions
- see parts of your health record, including information about medicines, vaccinations and test results
- see communications between your GP surgery and other services, such as hospitals
For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/gps/gp-online-services/
You can download the NHS App and sign in to access your GP medical record securely. More information can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
If you would prefer to view your medical records in person, you can make an informal request during a consultation or by phoning your GP surgery or hospital to arrange a time to see them. Accessing them is free, and healthcare professionals have a legal requirement to allow you to see them.
Obtaining a Copy of Your Medical Record
Copies of records are supplied only if a formal application for access to the records has been made.
The NHS website provides information about accessing someone else’s medical records and how to access the medical records of a deceased person.