On 25 May 2018 General Data Protection Regulation came into law whereby most processing of personal data by organisations has to comply with it.

GP practices frequently receive requests from people wishing to view or acquire copies of their health records or those of others.  The link below explains how to handle requests, including subject access requests, requests from third parties such as insurers and the police and requests for records of deceased patients. 

The BMA has produced extensive guidance on this for practices.

If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us in the LMC office to discuss.