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.
To access your medical records:
- download a form to fill in and bring to the surgery with ID
- visit the surgery with ID, when we are open, to fill in a form
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.
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.
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.