Your Medical Record

Your medical record overview

Your personal medical record is important.

Sharing of medical records is an important part of improving healthcare in an increasingly complex world.

It is important to be aware of how you can view and amend your own personal data and understand how and why it is shared with other organisations.

How to view your medical record

The first step to take is register to use your NHS Account.

The entire registration process (including proving your identity) is done online with no need to go to your GP surgery.

You can also access your NHS account via the NHS App and use it on your smartphone or tablet.

Accessing your NHS account

Once registered, your NHS account allows you to do a number of things including:-

  • get your NHS COVID Pass
  • order repeat prescriptions and change your nominated pharmacy
  • book and manage appointments
  • get health information and advice
  • view your health record securely
  • view your NHS number

Watch a short video about the NHS App here

There are a number of other third-party apps that you can use to interact with your GP surgery but not all of these are compatible with the NHS logon.