The NHS wants to give people better ways to see their personal health information online. Therefore, GP surgeries have been instructed to let patients see all new information entered into their GP medical record. The British Medical Association has raised concerns about this project repeatedly, & their latest letter to the Secretary of State for Health can be found by clicking here.
If you are over 16 and have an online account, such as through the NHS App, from 4th October 2023, most patients will be able to see all new notes & health records from The Corner Surgery automatically. This also includes results of tests that we have requested & hospital letters that we have received. Some patients can already access this feature & this won’t change for you.
A clinician may need to talk to you to discuss test results before you are able to see this information online. One of our GPs may also need to talk to you before your full records access is given to make sure that having access is of benefit to you. There might be some sensitive information on your record, so you should contact the Surgery if you have any concerns. If you do not want to see your GP medical record online please contact our reception.
Please note, the Corner Surgery no longer provides the option of patients being able to request access to their historic GP medical record. When these requests are made, one of our GPs has to screen the patient's record for sensitive, harmful or third party information, reducing the GPs' availability to offer patient consultations. Also, the redaction software that we were promised to help us do this screening has not been made available.
We will continue to review this situation regularly.