Edge Hill Health Centre

0151 295 3600

Lines open 8am to 6.30pm
Email us: edge.hill@nhs.net

Access to medical records

The practice is registered with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager for further information.

Summary Care Record

If you’re registered with a GP surgery, you’ll have a Summary Care Record unless you’ve chosen not to have one. It contains basic information including your allergies, medicines and any reactions you’ve had to medicine in the past. By storing all this information in one place, it makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

Follow this link to the NHS website for more information on how to access your health records

GP2GP

GP2GP allows patients’ electronic health records to be transferred directly, securely, and quickly between their old and new practices, when they change GPs.

Find out more about GP2GP on the NHS website

Your data matters to the NHS

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Follow this link to find out how this data is used and how to opt out

Access to the medical records of a deceased patient

The legislation governing access to the medical records of any deceased person limits us to who we may provide that information and under what circumstances – mainly relating to claims or legal action.    Access to those records should be made in the first instance to the practice however we may have already passed those records to the NHS central repository.  In either case there is a charge for copying those records.  You may make your request to us either through a Solicitor or directly using the form here