Subject Access Requests

Your right to see your health records

A health record is any record of information relating to someone’s physical or mental health that has been made by (or on behalf of) a health professional. This could be anything from the notes made by a GP in your local surgery to results of an MRI scan or X-rays.  Health records are extremely personal and sensitive. They can be held electronically or as paper files, and are kept by a range of different health professionals both in the NHS and the private sector.

How can I access my records?

To do so, you will need to make your request in writing (or by email [email protected] ) to The Thornton Practice (address your letter to the Practice Secretary. This is known as a subject access request.

Please include the words ‘Subject Access Request’ at the beginning of your letter or in the subject line of your email.

The Subject Access request form is available below for you to download.

subject access request form

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