Access to Medical Records

Under the Data Protection Act 1999, you are entitled to access your medical records or any other personal information held about you. You can contact the practice to do this.

You must make your application in writing with a copy of your passport / identity card and a utility bill. A response will be sent to you within 21 days of receiving your application. It will cost £10 for information held in the computerised format and up to £50 for manual records (depending on the size).

If you are applying for medical records on behalf of someone else, you will need their consent or a power of Attorney.