View your medical records

Medical records hold information about you. They are sometimes called health records.

Your GP medical record includes:

  • past conditions
  • allergies
  • medication
  • test results
  • appointment notes and letters

You will have different records for other NHS services you’ve used, including hospitals, dentists and opticians. To access these records, you’ll need to contact the relevant service.

Using the NHS app or website

The NHS app is a quick way to access NHS services. Using the NHS app means you do not need to enter your personal details each time you contact the surgery. You can read more about the app on the NHS website.

You can view your GP medical record online using your NHS account.

You will need the NHS app or your NHS account login details.


You may need to ask the surgery for access to view your medical records in your NHS account. You’ll only need to do this once.

Proxy Access

Proxy access allows someone other than the patient to access some of their GP's online services.

Parents, family members or carers can use proxy access once they have been "linked" to the patient. Using proxy access you can usually book appointments and order prescriptions. You may also be able to access the patient's medical records.

Please contact the surgery for further information on proxy access.

Find out more

For more information about how to request your medical records from other health services, such as hospitals and dentists, see NHS advice on medical records.