The General Data Protection Regulations give you the statutory right of access to any information, manual (paper) or computerised.
You do not have to give a reason for applying for access to your General Practice records. f you do not need access to your entire records, it would be helpful if you would inform us of the periods and parts of your health records that you require, along with details which you may feel have relevance (e.g. Clinic type, location, dates)
Requests for access to Medical Records should be made to the practice in writing where possible. The Practice will deal with your request as quickly as possible. The information should be available to you within 28 days of receipt of your accurately completed form and confirmation of consent. Under certain circumstances, this period can be extended to 3 months, but we will keep you informed of the progress of your request during this extended period.
We will not make a charge for the first request for access to your medical records. We may, however, charge for subsequent requests and if we deem that the volume of information requested is excessive. You have the right to simply view your records (i.e. not receive a copy in a permanent form).