Your GP health record includes information about the care you've had from your GP surgery.
What's in your GP record
medicines your GP has prescribed
allergies you have
vaccinations you've had
conditions you've been diagnosed with
notes from appointments at your GP surgery
results of tests your GP surgery has arranged
letters that hospitals or specialists have sent to your GP
When you view your record online, you may only see information that was added recently. If you need to see older information, you'll have to ask your GP surgery to make it visible.
What's not in your GP record
information kept by other services (such as hospitals, dentists and opticians) that has not been sent to your GP – to get this information, you'll need to contact these services directly
How to see all the information in your GP health record
When you view your GP health record online, you should be able to see any information that was added recently.
If you need to see older information in your record (historic record information), you'll have to ask your GP surgery to make it available online.
How to ask for access to historic record information and what happens next
You can either:
- email or call your GP surgery and tell them you want to see historical information in your online GP health record
- mention it to a receptionist at the surgery when you go for your next appointment
Let your GP surgery know if you only need access to something specific in your record (such as previous test results). This can be quicker than getting access to your full historic record.
The surgery will consider your request and make sure there are no issues with making the information available to you (for example, if it could put you or someone else at risk of harm). This can take a few weeks.
If there are no issues with making this information available, you'll be able to see it when you view your GP record online.
View your GP health record online
You can view your GP health record by logging into your account on the NHS website or NHS App.
You can create an account if you do not already have one.
To view your GP record online, you must be:
- registered with a GP surgery
- aged 16 or over
When you create an account, you'll need to prove your identity before you can view your GP health record. This helps keep your record secure.Log in Create an account
Other ways to get your GP health record
Use other GP online services and apps
You may be able to use other GP online services and apps to view your GP record.
Some services and apps are only available in certain areas. Ask your GP surgery which you can use.
Contact your GP surgery
You can ask for your GP record at your GP surgery. They can give you a printed copy of your record or send you a digital version.
Viewing someone else's GP health record
Non-urgent advice: Contact your GP surgery if:
- you're unable to see your record
- information is missing or has disappeared from your record
- you can only see very recent information in your record and you need to see older information
- there's incorrect information in your record
- you can see information that should not be there (for example, you can see information that's not yours)
- you do not want to be able to see your record
- someone is pressuring you for information in your record
Email or call the surgery, or speak to a receptionist at the surgery when you go for your next appointment.