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 people caring for you can make the best decisions about your care.
The information in your records can include your:
- name, age and address
- health conditions
- treatments and medicines
- allergies and past reactions to medicines
- tests, scans and X-ray results
- specialist care, such as maternity or mental health
- lifestyle information, such as whether you smoke or drink
- hospital admission and discharge information
Page last reviewed: 13 July 2021
Next review due: 13 July 2024