Patients requesting access to their own personal medical records will have their request dealt with under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016.
If you would like to view your medical record the request can be made in writing; this includes letter or email and should be very specific about what information and what time period is being requested. Verbal requests will be accepted where the individual is unable to put the request in writing.
The process should take no longer than one month from receiving the request. You will be asked for proof of identity (utility bill within last three months and picture verification – passport/driving licence).
The Practice can refuse a request where the request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive ‘or ‘repetitive’. The requester will be informed of the reason why within one month of the receipt of the request.
Access to Medical Records
Access to medical records policy