Access to medical records

The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act.

The Kenyon Medical Centres plan to meet GMS / PMS 2015 – 16 Contractual Requirement for Patient Online Service

The practice plans to offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records from 31st March 2016.

These dates are subject to the necessary NHS GP systems and software being available to the practice:

This practice currently offers the facility for patients:
•To book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online
•To order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines
Or appliances
•To view online, export or print summary information from their record relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and
Individual patients

We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice
Website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group

Practice Plan
Planned Activity to be in place by 31.3.2016

Write up practice policies and ensure staff are made aware of these
Train relevant staff for patient records access, e.g. receptionists
Review any nationally provided support material from RCGP/NHS England

Agree an initial small group of patients to access coded information from
their records

Prepare promotion and information activities for patients

Publicise online services to patient through posters, website and PPG
Commence access to detailed coded information in patients own records for
patients who request it