Your Right of Access to Your Records
The Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations allows you to find out what information is held about you, including information held within your medical records, either in electronic or physical format.
This is known as the “right of subject access”. If you would like to have access to all or part of your records, you can make a request in writing to the organisation that you believe holds your information.
This can be the surgery, or a provider that is, or has, delivered your treatment and care. You should however be aware that some details within your health records may be exempt from disclosure, however this will be in the interests of your wellbeing, or to protect the identity of a third party. If you would like access to your GP record please submit your request to the practice.