All patients registered with us have a right to have access to their medical records. Barwell and Hollycroft Medical Centre have offered this service for many years, however on the 31st of October 2023 NHS E have asked that all patients with the NHS app will have automatic access. With the support and advice from the BMA (British Medical Association), Barwell and Hollycroft Medical Centres have maintained an opt in process.
Our aim is to protect patients who do not want to have their medical record on their phone without asking for it first. This could be for a number of reasons such as; domestic violence, safeguarding, coercion and other patient vulnerabilities.
From the 31st October, when you register at the practice you will now be given access to your medical record unless you “OPT OUT” . If you already have access to your record at the surgery nothing will change on the 31st October 2023.
Once registered getting access to your medical record is simple and there are many ways that this can be requested:-
In Practice (ID required)