Accessing Medical Records
We are sometimes contacted by families who need to obtain a copy of their NHS medical records.
There are two types of medical record you can ask to see:
- medical records held by a healthcare provider that has treated you;
- a summary care record (SCR) created by your GP.
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You should contact your GP practice manager or hospital health records manager if you would like more information about how your records are stored. Click here to find out more.
NHS Wales in partnership with the Informatics Service is bringing in a number of ways to view records electronically while still ensuring information is safe and secure. You can also find out more how patient details are handled. Find out more here.
Health and medical records will be held about you at your GP surgery, or in a hospital if you have had any appointments or treatment there. You should be able to request to see your records, though there may be a cost. Find out more here.
Did you know that you can also register on-line with your GP surgery, in England, which will allow you to view a lot of your GP records, book appointments and request prescriptions? More details can be found here.