Access to medical records

You can now see your test results and read notes from your appointments in your NHS account.

This will help you see your test results and read notes from your appointments.

What's changed

You will now be able to see all the information within your health record automatically.

If you are over 16 and have an online NHS account, such as through the NHS App or NHS website, you can now see all your notes from your GP.

For most people, access will be automatic and you won’t need to do anything.

What health information you can see

You will be able to access:

  • notes from GP appointments
  • test results
  • any letters saved on your records

This only applies to records from your GP, not from hospitals or other specialists.

Privacy advice

If you do not want to see your health record or if you have any concerns, please talk to your GP.

The NHS app and website are secure so no one is able to access your information except you.

If you do not have the NHS app or an online account

These changes only apply to people with the NHS app or an online NHS account.

If you do not want an online account, you can still access your health records by asking at reception.