Online Record Access
Before confirming that you wish to access to your medical records on-line, please note the following important guidance.
There may be something you have forgotten about in your record that you might find upsetting.
If you think you may be pressured into revealing details from your patient record to someone else against your will, it is best that you do not register for access at this time.
If you think you may be pressured its important that you do not register for access at this time. If you are already registered please contact the practice and ask us to remove access.
Your medical record is designed to be used by clinical professionals to ensure that you receive the best possible care.
Some of the information within your medical record may be highly technical, written by specialists and not easily understood. If you require further clarification, please contact the surgery for a clearer explanation
Abnormal Results or Bad News
If your GP has given you access to test results or letters, you may see something that you find upsetting. This may occur before you have spoken to your doctor or while the surgery is closed, and you cannot contact them.
Choosing to Share your Information with Someone
Its up to you whether or not you share your information with others – perhaps family members or carers. It’s your choice, but also your responsibility to keep the information safe and secure.
Information about Someone Else
If you spot something in the record that is not about you or notice any other errors, please log out of the system immediately and contact the practice as soon as possible.
For more information about keeping your healthcare records safe and secure, we recommend that you read Protecting your GP Online Records and this helpful leaflet produced by the NHS in conjunction with the British Computer Society: Keeping your online health and social care records safe and secure.