The Museum Practice

Access to medical records

The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact reception for further information.

Please see Subject Access Request on GDPR section.

Access your records online

From 1st November 2022 patients will be able to start accessing their records. One of the best ways to do this is to use the NHS App. Please visit the NHS website to find out how to get the NHS App. It will take some time before health information becomes available. Please ask us if you require more information.

Data Sharing

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

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Overview – Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning – NHS (

The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, enabling patients to opt out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes, in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs.

Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at or by clicking on “Your Health” in the NHS App, and selecting “Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning


Date published: 14th December, 2021
Date last updated: 31st October, 2022