Patients who are registered with the practice for using the online services can request access to their medical records. You can use your records in a number of ways, from checking test results to reminding yourselves about what was discussed during an appointment. Your medical records include:
• Appointments – dates, who you saw, notes on reason for visit, history, examination, outcome
• Medical diagnoses, investigations, procedures
• Test results
• Letters between your GP and others such as hospital consultants (if your GP believes that information in the records would cause serious harm to your physical or mental health, they are entitled to refuse access to some or all of your records. Access may also be withheld if the records relate to, and identify, another person.)
• Links to information about your diagnoses/treatments
You can access your medical records online with either Patient Access or Evergreen Life. Guidance on using the online services, including viewing your medical records, will soon be available here.