Online services has expanded to include not only Appointments and Prescriptions but now you can also view parts of your medical records including:- Demographic data; Investigation results (including numerical values and normal ranges); Problems/Diagnosis; Procedure codes (Medical and Surgical) and codes in consultations (symptoms and signs); Biological values (BP and PEFR); Immunisations; Medication & Allergies and adverse reactions.
In order to register for online services, we request that patients attend the surgery in person having completed the Application for online access to my medical record after having read the Patient information leaflet for online access. Due to the highly confidential nature of the data patients are requested to bring in TWO forms of ID, one of which must contain a photo i.e passport; driving licence or Bank Statement. If you already have access to online services we request that you still complete the form and bring in ID as mentioned above.
NHS England recommend that practices adopt a very cautious approach to allowing parents’ access to their child’s medical record once the child reaches the age of 11, especially in light of the extended access to medical records in 2016 as well as appointment booking and requesting repeat prescriptions. Children vary in the age at which they are able to make an independent and informed decision about who should have access to their record. Langley House has decided to adopt the most practical approach and withdraw parents’ access as soon as the child reaches 11 unless there are exceptional circumstances. A young person may decide at a point, once they are mature enough to act autonomously, to request access themselves.