Online Access to Patient Records
In line with the NHS Long Term Plan and ‘Data Saves Lives’ Data Strategy, the NHS is working to make it easier for patients to digitally access their future health information in their general practice records. In April 2020 NHS England introduced an obligation for practices to give patients access to their prospective (future) medical record online (including free text and documents). Patients with an existing online account will automatically be given access to future (prospective) entries to their patient record, including free text, letters and documents when a new system of access is implemented. This was originally due to come into effect on 1 April 2022 but was delayed shortly before this deadline and is now confirmed to come into effect for EMIS and TPP practices from 1 November 2022.
Access will be automated centrally, following the first patient consultation/entry to the record after the launch of the new system.
However, whilst we wish to support the principle of patient access, we are currently providing access in a manner that we determine is within our resources and which is under the control of our organisation.
We will respond to individual patient requests and make organisational changes at a pace where we can be sure patient care and access can be managed safely.
In addition to this and to reduce congestion on our incoming phone lines please note that no telephonic requests will be accepted for online access. Should you require access to your patient records please email or write to the addresses provided below: