Access to Medical Records

For routine audit purposes, representatives of the Clinical Commissioning Group or NHS England will be required to look at Patients’ medical records.  The auditors may not be medically qualified but are all bound by their contract of employment to respect confidentiality. However, if you do not wish your notes to be used in this way please inform us at the front desk and your notes will be annotated accordingly.

Insurance Companies and Solicitors will ask for access to your medical records in certain circumstances e.g. mortgage application and accidents.  We will only release this information if we have your signed authority to do so.

Patients may, subject to current legislation, have copies of and access to their medical records and letters. A fee may be applicable, depending on circumstances.