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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

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You can download the NHS App and sign in to access your GP medical record securely. More information can be found here:

In Person

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.

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