Patient Access enables you to use the internet to book appointments with your GP, request repeat prescriptions for regular medications and view your summary medical record online. You can now apply for access to your detailed coded medical record online which includes the information from your summary medical record as well as additional information agreed with your doctor. These requests are considered on a case by case basis by our access management lead and with your GP. Where agreed, this process may take 2 - 4 weeks to complete.
Being able to see either your summary medical record or your detailed coded record online may help you to manage your medical conditions. It also means that you can access it online from anywhere in the world should you require medical treatment on holiday. For legal reasons online access to detailed coded medical records is only available to patients over 18 years of age, although younger patients (16 and 17 year olds initially) can apply for access and will be considered carefully on a case by case basis.
You can apply to access your detailed coded records by completing our application form (this form is also available at reception as a paper copy). You will need to complete the form and bring it to reception along with **current photo ID and proof of address such as a recent bank statement or utility bill. Our reception staff will photocopy this information and pass to our administration team who will process your request. If you have already applied for online prescription and appointment booking services, but wish to now have access to your detailed coded record, you will have to apply for this enhanced level of access with the application form and ID requirements mentioned above.
Things to Consider
More information can be found here on the NHS England website
**If you do not have any ID and are well known to your surgery, a member of staff may be able to confirm your identity. If you do not have any ID and are not well known to your surgery, they may ask you questions about the information in your GP record to confirm the record is really yours.
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