Access To Medical Records




Notes on Medical Record Access

Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR gave individuals the right to their medical records.


Who has the right of Access?

The patient/ A child's parent/ Someone acting on behalf of patient.


How should the application be made?

Individuals wish to access their medical record should make an application online. The practice may require identify the individual. 


How long should application take?

Access should be given within 30 days of application being made. The period can be extended for further two months where requests are complex or numerous.



Access to medical records is free. However, practice can charge reasonable fee where an individual or body makes repeated request for the same information.


Apply For Access To Medical Records