VIEWING YOUR MEDICAL RECORD ONLINE
There are a few different 'visibility' levels available for patients to view their medical records online. We have tried to simplify this by breaking it down into the categories below.
SIGNING UP FOR ONLINE ACCESS
In order to view your medical information online you must first sign up for an online access account. Please see our Get Online Access page for more information.
PROSPECTIVE ONLINE ACCESS
You may have read online or in the media about the NHS changes to 'Prospective/future record access'. This refers to a plan to provide patients with online accounts (who do not already have access) with digital access to information entered on their medical record from a specified 'go live' date. Prospective access includes all areas of your medical record, including documents and test results (once they have been assessed and filed by your practice).
The practice's 'go live' date was May 2023 - This means that when you sign up for an online account, if you were registered with the practice before May 2023 you will automatically have access to all information entered on your record after the go live date. Patients registered at the practice after the go live date will be able to view all medical information from the date of their registration.
Prospective access does not apply to:
- Those under the age of 16
- Proxy accounts
HISTORICAL ONLINE ACCESS
If you would like to view information on your medical record that was entered before the prospective access date above, you will need to apply for the additional access using our Access to Records Application.
Once approved by the practice, we will enable online visibility to your coded* historical records.
*Historical access does not currently include documents or free text entries. These are currently only available online via prospective access. If you would like to request access to information that is not visible via historical online access. Please submit a Subject Access Request (SAR) to the practice.
PROXY ONLINE ACCESS
If you would like to request online access to another patient's record. You can request access as a proxy using our Access to Records Application.
MEDICAL ENTRY QUERIES
The decision to withhold information from online view rests with the clinical team. Where possible this will be undertaken.
If you wish to raise a query over information on your medical record that you can or cannot see, please complete our Medical Entry Query form.
The Medical Entry Query form is only to be used for querying or contesting information pertained on a patient's medical record. For general medical queries and requests for clinicians relating to your health, please submit an online consultation.
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