Viewing your Medical Record
Log onto Emis Access to view details of your medical record here: www.emisaccess.co.uk
How do I arrange to view my medical record from home?
It is now possible for you to view your medical record from home via EMIS Access. In order to do this you will need to obtain your own private password from our Data Co-ordinator.
You will need to bring 2 forms of ID into the practice:
A photo ID (such as a passport)
A proof of address (such as a bill or bank statement)
This is to prevent against identity fraud and to maintain confidentiality.
Legal Points to note
At the Rushey Green Group Practice we aim to provide you with the highest quality of healthcare. To do this, we must keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided to you or plan to provide to you.
NHS care records may be electronic, on paper or a mixture of both.
You have the right to privacy and confidentiality and to expect the NHS to keep confidential information safe and secure. This guarantee is our commitment that the practice will use records about you in ways that respect your rights and promote your health and wellbeing.
The Government has made it clear that patients will have control of their own health records, starting with access to the records held by their GP and extending to records held by all health providers (Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, Department of Health, 2010, paragraph 2.11).
The law gives you the right to:
- confidentiality under the common-law duty of confidentiality;
- protection in the way information about you is handled under the Data Protection Act 1998; and
- privacy, under the Human Rights Act 1998.
- ask for a copy of all records about you held in paper or electronic form (you may have to pay a fee); and
- choose someone to make decisions about your healthcare if you become unable to do so (this is called ‘a lasting power of attorney’).
This page on the NHS Choices Website provides further information on how your health records are stored and used by healthcare professionals.