In accordance with the GDPR, Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, you may request to see their medical records. Guidance is available here. You are required to fill in a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) Form which must be returned in person with your photographic ID. Your request will be actioned within 1 calendar month.
The Information Commissioners Officer are in favour of electronic SARs and your copied notes will therefore be sent by email. You are required to provide your email address and give consent on the DSAR form above. If you are not able to receive emails, please speak to a Receptionist for further guidance. The email will be sent by NHSmail encrypted email to ensure data security.
We may also receive requests for access to your medical notes from solicitors and insurers acting upon your behalf. They will ask you to sign their consent form and we will contact you to check what information you are happy for us to provide.