Your Medical RecordLast Updated: Thursday, 14 September 2023
Your medical record overview
Your personal medical record is important.
Sharing of medical records is an important part of improving healthcare in an increasingly complex world.
It is important to be aware of how you can view and amend your own personal data and understand how and why it is shared with other organisations.
How to view your medical record
The first step to take is register to use your NHS Account.
The entire registration process (including proving your identity) is done online with no need to go to your GP surgery.
You can also access your NHS account via the NHS App and use it on your smartphone or tablet.
Accessing your NHS account
Once registered, your NHS account allows you to do a number of things including:-
- view your NHS number
Watch a short video about the NHS App here
There are a number of other third-party apps that you can use to interact with your GP surgery but not all of these are compatible with the NHS logon.
Accessing someone else’s information
As a parent, family member or carer, you may be able to access services for someone else. We call this having proxy access. We can set this up for you if you are both registered with us.
To requests proxy access:
- fill in our admin request form
- collect a proxy access form from reception from 10am to 6pm
Find your NHS number
You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it. You may need it to give to a Pharmacy so they can find your Electronic Prescription.
To find out your NHS Number please click here