Access To Medical Records
Under the Data Protection Act 1988, patients have the right to apply in writing for access to information about their health from any practitioner who is treating them.
Patients have the right to see their medical records and this can be arranged by writing to the General Manager. There is a charge made by the practice for this service (Access to computer records only £10.00, paper notes up to £50.00) and the practice has 40 days in which to provide the information. In certain circumstances the Act allows the practitioner to withhold access to patient health records.