Access to your medical record

Every patient has the right to access their own medical record. There are various ways to do this and you may choose the most appropriate for you. 

Online access to your electronic medical record

You can sign up for basic online access to your medical record at any time by asking at reception and showing proof of identification (your student card is fine). This basic access will allow you to book appointments, request repeat prescriptions and update your address details. You will also be able to see your current medications and allergies.

To get full online access you will need to make an official written request. Please ask at reception and they will give you a request form to fill out along with an information booklet about online access. Once completed your request will be given to your usual GP to review and as long as they feel it is ok for you to have access it will be granted. You will then be able to see your test results, immunisation history, documents and letters, current problems and coded consultation information.

If your GP feels that there are aspects of your record they cannot grant access to they will explain what access has been withheld and why.

While every effort is made to ensure the electronic record is fully complete this is not always possible in all cases. 

Access to your paper medical record

To gain access to your paper medical record you will need to make a formal writen request and pay a charge of £10 plus an additional £0.36 per page of printed A4. Please speak to our medical secretaries who will ask you to complete a request form. Once completed your request will be given to your usual GP to review and as long as they feel it is ok for you to have access it will be granted.

If your GP feels that there are aspects of your record they cannot grant access to they will explain what access has been withheld and why