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 May 2018
Next review due: 24 May 2021