4 EASY STEPS
1. Get a copy of your GP records.
You have a right to ask you GP practice for a copy of your records for no fee. They may give you a paper version or offer you electronic access to your record. It is important that you get a full and complete copy of all the GP consultation notes (including free text) and any letters sent or received about you. A summary is not acceptable unfortunately and a full copy is needed including any old paper or card records.
NB: You can give consent for us to obtain these but it is easier often for you as their patient to obtain this yourself.
All, GP surgeries are electronic now. We can accept an electronic version of your notes but it has to be complete just like a paper copy. It must include the free text from all consultations and copies of any correspondence or letters about your health.
With a computerised record system there can be difficulties. Many use a system called EMIS and may offer you electronic remote access to your notes. Usually this is a type of summary. If you are offered this service you should ask for a full access version or a printed paper version instead. We realise this is difficult but we can only certify your notes to the police if they are complete.
2. Fill in our online form
This grants consent for us to view or obtain your medical records.
3. Send the records to us
This can either be by post or scanned and e mailed to us. If your are given electronic access you can pass this on to us and we will ensure that the record is complete. If you choose to e mail your notes we can accept attachments up to 50Mb
4. Pay the fee to us online.
Once you fill in the application form, you will receive a copy of the form along with a link to make your payment. This may come to your junk box. Any issues please get in touch with us.