Under the Data Protection Act 1998 people have the rights to see any files about them, including their health records. Access can only be denied if there are compelling reasons. The Data Protection Act replaced the access to Health Records Act 1990 on 1st March 2000, except applications to see records of someone who has died.
If there is anything you do not understand or find upsetting please speak to a receptionist who will pass your concern on to a doctor as appropriate.
The Practice is fully computerised. (Registered under the Data Protection Act 1984).
Summary Care Records (SCR)
The NHS is changing how patient information is stored and shared in England, to provide better care for patients. SCRs provide healthcare staff treating patients in an emergency or out-of-hours with faster access to key clinical information to find out more information and to watch a short video please click here.