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Your health and care records

What is patient information?

When you visit an NHS or social care service, information about you and the care you receive is recorded and stored in a health and care record. This is so that people caring for you can make the best decisions about your care. 

Find out about the types of records and how to access them.

The information in your records can include your:

  • name, age and address
  • health conditions
  • treatments and medicines
  • allergies and past reactions to medications
  • tests, scans and x-ray results
  • lifestyle information, such as whether you smoke or drink
  • hospital admission and discharge information

 

Page last reviewed: 24/05/2018

Next review due: 24/05/2021