Your health records

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.

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

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

Page last reviewed: 24/05/2018
Next review due: 24/05/2021