Why choose access to records?

Many surveys have shown the average patient can only remember 10% of what has been said or 3 bits of information when asked immediately after a consultation.

Accessing your records means

  • Read what your doctor or nurse has written about you so that you can read 100% of what has been recorded
  • See what aspects of the history have been recorded alongside the examination findings and the agreed plan of action
  • View your test results including trends for test results
  • See letters, results of scans and other communications
  • See what vaccinations you have had
  • Check what allergies are recorded about you

If you can view your records then you can also share that with others too including

  • your spouse, your children, your grandchildren or other members of your family
  • those who look after you for example your carers
  • other clinicians who may be looking after you
  • whoever you wish to share with – you do not need permission to share it with others as this is about your record