Homestead Medical Centre

01924 384 498

Access to medical records

The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager for further information.

Apply for your medical records

You can apply to access your full medical record online by filling in this form:- Application form for Online Access 2017

If you need access to the records of someone in your care, e.g. a child you have parental responsibility for or ‘power of attorney’ for a relative, you must first be registered yourself and then complete this form:- Online Access to Services for Another Patient 2017

Whilst we recommend you apply for online access, you can apply for a specific event to be printed by completing, printing this document and returning to surgery:- Access to Records Application Form

Summary Care Record

If you’re registered with a GP surgery, you’ll have a Summary Care Record unless you’ve chosen not to have one. It contains basic information including your allergies, medicines and any reactions you’ve had to medicine in the past. By storing all this information in one place, it makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

You cannot get your Summary Care Record online. If you’d like to see it, speak to your GP.

To opt out of having a Summary Care Record, speak to your GP or another health professional.

Coronavirus update: During the coronavirus outbreak, you will also have extra information added to your record. This includes significant medical history (past and present), reasons for medicines, care plan information and vaccinations.

For further information, follow this link to visit the ‘How to access your health records’ page on the NHS website.

Your data matters to the NHS

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Find out how this data is used and how to opt out on the following link:

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

Information Governance and Data Security

We recognise that information has its greatest value when it is accurate, up to date and accessible where and when it is needed.  Please see our complete Information Governance & Data Security Policy