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 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

The Greater Manchester Care Record

Sharing your vital patient information is critical in supporting your care and treatment, especially in situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic. To support this, in Greater Manchester we’ve developed the GM Care Record to support your care wherever and whenever you may need it.

The GM Care Record allows workers in health or social care easy access to your patient information to help them understand your needs and to support them in making the best decisions for your care.

It shares important information about your health and care including:

  • Any current health or care related issues
  • Your medications and treatments you may be receiving
  • Allergies, particularly to medication
  • Results of any recent tests or investigations that you may have had
  • Details on any plans created for your care or treatment
  • Information on any social care or carer support you may receive

The record includes patient information from across health and care including from your GP, hospitals and social care. It means that if you happen to end up in A&E, they can see what existing health issues you may have. Or it could mean that test results are shared much quicker with your GP through the record.

It’s an extension of integrated care records already live in each locality of Greater Manchester (e.g. Manchester Care Record, Bolton Care Record etc). However, it collates patient information from across Greater Manchester into one place, making it easily accessible for health and care workers to inform your care across health and care organisations.

The creation of the GM Care Record follows all the latest rules and legislation to ensure your data is protected and is only used for the purposed of your direct care.
Two years of technical development has been crammed into two months to support Greater Manchester’s response to Covid-19 and ultimately, the GM Care Record will provide a combined care record for all Greater Manchester’s 2.8m citizens.

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Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 21st November, 2022