There are a number of different types of health record, accessing them is free, and healthcare professionals have a legal requirement to allow you to see them.
GP records include information about your medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results, hospital discharge summaries, appointment letters and referral letters.
You can access your GP records, and nominate someone you trust to access them, through GP online services.
Your Summary Care Record
If you’re registered with a GP practice, you'll have a Summary Care Record unless you've chosen not to have one. It contains basic information including your allergies, medications and any reactions you’ve had to medication in the past. You can’t view your Summary Care Record online, so if you’d like to see it, please speak to your GP.
Accessing someone else's records
Health and care records are confidential so you can only access someone else's records if you’re authorised to do so.
Getting your records changed
If you think your health record is incorrect, you should let your GP or other health professional know and they will help you to update it.
Page last reviewed: 18 May 2018
Next review due: 18 May 2021