ACCESS TO PATIENTS RECORDS/DETAILS
Health care professionals:
Health care professionals must not pass on information about you without your written permission (except to other people involved in your treatment).
The surgery does receive requests from solicitors, for access to copies of the FULL medical records, in respect of various claims arising from accidents. In the event of a request being received, copies are NOT sent until we are in receipt of the signed consent of our patient.
You can apply to see your own medical records but you can also apply:
- On behalf of your child, with your child’s consent, if your Doctor decides it is in the best interest of your child.
- On behalf of someone who is not capable of giving their permission, you would have to go through a court to be able to do this.
- To see the records of someone who has died if you are acting as their personal representative.
- A charge is applicable for all the above.
To find out more information, please go to the 'Practice Policies' section on the right hand side of the screen