The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Requests should be made in writing to the Practice Manager.
Once a request for access to medical records has been received the practice must provide access within 21 days unless the records were made 40 days previously, then the time limit is 40 days. There will be a cost of £10.00 to view records which have not been update in the 40 days prior to the patient applying for access. If the records have been updated within 40 days of the request to view the fee is waived. There is a charge for photocopying up to a maximum of £50.00.