Access to Your Health Information

How do I access my medical records

If you want to see your medical records, you should contact us to arrange a date and time to come in and read them.

If you wish to have copies of your medical records, you should contact us to arrange this for you.

You don’t have to give a reason for wanting to see your records.

It is also possible to view a summary of your medical record online.

Hospital Records

As well as having a copy of your health records, the surgery will also have a summary of any hospital tests, or treatment, that you have had. Any hospitals where you have had treatment, or tests, will also hold records.

To see your hospital health records, you will have to contact the Hospital Trust where you were seen or received treatment

Power of attorney

Your health records are confidential, and members of your family are not allowed to see them unless you give them written permission, or they have power of attorney.

A lasting power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone to make decisions for you, should you become incapable of making decisions yourself.

The person you appoint is known as your attorney. An attorney can make decisions about your finances, property, and welfare. It is very important that you trust the person you appoint so that they do not abuse their responsibility. A legal power of attorney must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used.