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Is it possible to get our medical records from the NHS? if yes, what is the process to do it ?
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Old 12.07.2021, 11:37
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Is it possible to get our medical records from the NHS? if yes, what is the process to do it ?
Good luck. I tried to get my vaccine records and got zero response. If you are still registered with a doctor you have to ask them. If not you can apply to the nhs directly. If you apply directly whilst still being registered with a Dr, you just get told to ask your GP.
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Good luck. I tried to get my vaccine records and got zero response. If you are still registered with a doctor you have to ask them. If not you can apply to the nhs directly. If you apply directly whilst still being registered with a Dr, you just get told to ask your GP.
I requested mine from my GPs in East Lothian back in January and still didn't get anything through. I think the guidance is that you should contact the last GP you were registered with for the records although this seems to take awhile!
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Re: NHS medical records

Unfortunately I was not registered with a GP recently, a (rather) long time ago I was registered with a GP but don’t recall name/contact details 😕, not to mention they’re probably retired nowadays.
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Unfortunately I was not registered with a GP recently, a (rather) long time ago I was registered with a GP but don’t recall name/contact details 😕, not to mention they’re probably retired nowadays.
Maybe then you'd be best contacting NHS directly - you'd probably need your national insurance number or NHS number and the details of your last UK address
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Do you really need them or it is a just out of interest thing?
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Is it possible to get our medical records from the NHS? if yes, what is the process to do it ?
I called up my previous practice. They said they would make copies and send them to me. Cost me £50. I sent them a cheque. I believe the records belong to the Health Minister, legally, so you can only get copies. It was a while ago.
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Re: NHS medical records

My old GP practice closed and transferred to another, I think they warned those to reregister else their records would be destroyed. Dont think I would ever be able to recover them. Also, interestingly a lot of NHS records were collected and provided to google in an agreement back in 2019, so likely in the cloud somewhere.
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Do you really need them or it is a just out of interest thing?
old scans and mris are useful for current GPs to review medical history, it's not an urgent need but yes, I do need them.
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old scans and mris are useful for current GPs to review medical history, it's not an urgent need but yes, I do need them.
The last UK medical practice you were registered with, should be able to forward them to you. They might kick their heels about this and claim it can't be done (like mine did), but persist with your request. It took me three phone calls and a few emails, but finally I got someone who realised why I needed my records and who was up to date with the regulations. As soon as I spoke to her, she brought up the email trail, requested that I email photo ID, and I had my records forwarded to me by email within the day, which was in April 2020.

If you're over 40, chances are that all your records will be computerised, even if some older records are only in basic form. Over 40, and some of your records might be written and held in the NHS archives. That's a whole new world of rules and regulations.

For further info...

https://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-u...dical-records/

https://www.patientaccess.com/

Good luck!
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The last UK medical practice you were registered with, should be able to forward them to you. They might kick their heels about this and claim it can't be done (like mine did), but persist with your request. It took me three phone calls and a few emails, but finally I got someone who realised why I needed my records and who was up to date with the regulations. As soon as I spoke to her, she brought up the email trail, requested that I email photo ID, and I had my records forwarded to me by email within the day, which was in April 2020.

If you're over 40, chances are that all your records will be computerised, even if some older records are only in basic form. Over 40, and some of your records might be written and held in the NHS archives. That's a whole new world of rules and regulations.

For further info...

https://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-u...dical-records/

https://www.patientaccess.com/

Good luck!
Thanks ! I'll keep pushing, I'm in no rush, so I'll keep trying till they send me the records , I managed to find my last GP practice as well, so now there's a point of contact.

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Thanks everyone for their responses, after getting hold of my NHS number it was a smooth sail, 10 days after contacting my last GP, they send me the medical data.
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