Obtaining Access To Your Own Records
We comply with the Data Protection Act and the Access to Medical Records Act. This means that we treat all your medical information, both on the computer and on paper, with the utmost care. We may from time to time share your information with other health professionals eg hospital consultants, health visitors, midwife or community nurses where appropriate, but we will not disclose any information about you to any other third party without your consent.
The Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group will from time to time Audit the practice records for treatment coding etc, but patient personal data is not identified.
Patients are permitted to have access to their own medical records, but there will be a fee payable between £10 - £50 depending on the depth of detail you require. You will need to place a written request to the practice manager. We accept payment by cash or cheque.
Obtaining Access To Someone Else’s Records
We realise that carers and relatives may on occasion need access to another person’s medical records. However, we are not permitted to release them without written permission from the patient themselves or from their legal executor. You can obtain a ‘release of information letter’ from the practice for the patient to sign, and then apply in writing with the permission to the practice manager. A fee is payable between £10 - £50 depending on the level of detail required. We accept payment by cash or cheque.