Access your medical records

How to get your medical records

Medical records hold information about you. They are also sometimes called health records.

You'll have separate records for any NHS service you go to including your GP surgery, hospital, dentist or opticians.

How to get your record depends on which record it is.

How to get your GP record

Your GP record includes information like any conditions or allergies you have and any medicine you're taking.

Most patients will automatically be given access to more information added to their GP record from November 2023 onwards. This includes letters, test results and appointment notes.

Some people may also have access to information added to their GP record before this date.

You can access your GP record and nominate someone you trust to access it too.

There are 3 main ways to get your GP record.

Using your NHS account

You can get your GP record by logging into your account using the NHS app or NHS website.

First, you need to register for online services and prove who you are. You can do this when you create an account.

You'll need to ask your GP surgery for online access to your full record, or you'll only see your medicines and allergies.

Get your GP record using your NHS account

Login or Create an account

By speaking to your GP surgery

You can ask for your GP record at your GP surgery.

Find your GP surgery