GP practices frequently receive requests from people wishing to view or acquire copies of their health records or those of others. These requests may come from a patient directly or from third parties such as solicitors or family members of deceased patients. The information on this page is, therefore, guidance on the circumstances in which you may receive and respond to requests to access health records and reports, the considerations you should give to such requests and any charges that can be levied.
On 25 May 2018 most processing of personal data by organisations will have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. We are awaiting definitive guidance on what this will mean for General Practice, however early indications are that no charges can apply for accessing medical records. We will be offering training to GP practices ahead of May 2018. In the meantime, if you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us in the LMC office to discuss.
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|9637||Access To Medical Reports (BMA Medical Ethics Dept. Guidance)|
|9638||Access To Patient Records - BMA Advice on Police Requests|
|9635||BMA - Accessing and fees for medical records|
|9640||BMA - Parental Responsibility (inc. access to records)|
|9633||BMA - Parental Responsibility (inc. access to records)|
|9636||BMA Confidentiality and health records toolkit|
|9634||BMA Guidance - Accessing Health Records|
|9639||CQC Accessing medical records during inspections of GP practices|