Patient Access To Medical Records
Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) all patients should have electronic access to their full medical records.
The Practice has a service called Patient Access. The information that we are able to provide through this facility is as follows:
- Immunisations history
- Current and past clinical activity. Patient Access displays clinical activity as problems’
- Consultation Dates available.
Register for online services
The system for accessing your electronic medical record is via Patient Access. If you are a patient who has already registered with Patient Access for online repeat prescriptions and/or appointment booking, and you wish to access the enhanced information, please call in to the surgery with your photo ID and our reception team will activate this facility.
We appreciate that you may have already provided this information, however it is part of the governance process to protect access to your data, and we need to ensure that we have noted on your records that we have seen your photo ID.
We would respectfully remind our patients that once electronic access to your medical records has been activated the responsibility for keeping log in details secure rests entirely with the patient.
If you have not yet registered for Patient Access please see our online services registration for instructions on how to do this.
Parental/Carer Access to Children’s Medical Records
Any parents/carers wishing to register for Patient Access on their children’s behalf may do so up to the month of their child’s 13th birthday. If you are not the parent you will need to provide evidence of the legal responsibility entitling you to this information.
In the month of your child’s 13th birthday, the online access will be de-activated. On reaching their 16th birthday the patient can present at the surgery and register themselves for patient access, following the process outlined above.
We have taken this step to protect the confidentiality of our young patients, in line with national guidelines.
If a child is not yet 16 but would like to register for access they should make an appointment with their GP, who will assess their competency to access this information.