Individuals have a right to apply for access to health information held about them, and in some cases, other people.
Please bear in mind that often insurance companies or solicitors will request copy records with the patient, or their representative's, consent. It's important to make sure that hard copies of the same notes are not requested, and paid for, twice.
Also especially when obtaining medical records to be shared with a third party, such as a solicitor, be careful about the consent you are giving. For example, do you want a solicitor to have copies of all your medical records or just have access to a particular episode or occurrence you might be discussing with them?
There is a overnment website which explains rights to accessing medical records, the fees which can be charged and the forms which thos requesting the records, should complete.
The following link takes you to a document which explains those rights to accessing records, the fees which can be charged and the forms which those requesting records, can complete. The forms are on page 22, 23 and 24 of the document. The practice can provide the forms if there are difficulties downloading them.
Finally, if you have a query about an aspect of your nedical record, you can always speak with a doctor about coming in to view your records.