How to Access Copies of Medical Records

Subject Access Requests (SARs) for Copies of Health 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.

 

Health and care records are confidential so you can only access someone else's records if you're authorised to do so.

To access someone else's health records, you must:

  • be acting on their behalf with their consent, or
  • have legal authority to make decisions on their behalf (power of attorney), or
  • have another legal basis for access

 

To find out more information, please visit the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/nhs-services-and-treatments/can-i-access-someone-elses-medical-records-health-records/ 

 

To make a SARS request for a copy of health records, please fill in the relevant form below and return it to the front desk at Coleridge Medical Centre.

 

For a copy of your own medical record, please complete this form:

SARS application form - patient's own record

 

For a copy of your child's medical record, please complete this form:

SARS application form - parent request for child's record

 

For a copy of the medical record of a deceased patient, please complete this form:

SARS application form - request for deceased patient record

 

For requests being made by solicitors, the police, a company, or the Army, please complete this form:

SARS application form - solicitor/police/company/army request

 

For requests being made by solicitors, the police, or a company for a copy of a child's medical record, please complete this form:

SARS application form - solicitor/police/company request re child