The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and what it is used for. It also gives you the right to access your health record.
If you require access to your health record created by a GP and are currently registered at the practice, you will need to contact the practice directly for a copy of your health record.
To assist the practice with complying with your request please:
- Be specific – help identify the exact information you require; be specific about the periods of time or treatments which you require access to;
- Provide proof of your identity – for example, a passport, driver’s licence, or birth certificate together with other relevant information which can confirm your address, e.g. a utility bill;
- Provide proof of relationship – if the information is regarding another person please provide proof of relationship and any necessary written consent.
- Provide your contact details – your correspondence address and telephone number should you need to be contacted to discuss your request further.
The practice is permitted to charge a fee of up to £50 for copies of personal information.
Deceased Patient GP Health Records Requests:
- When a patient dies, their GP health record is stored by the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, therefore you will need to contact their local office.