In accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation, patients (data subjects) have the right to access their data and any supplementary information held by Orchard Family Practice. This is commonly known as subject access request (SAR). Data subjects have a right to receive:
Options for Access
As of April 2016, organisations have bee obliged to allow patients access to their coded health record online. As of April 2020 this service now enables the patient to view their prospective full medical record. Prior to accessing this information, you will have to visit us and undertake an identity check before being granted to your records.
In addition, you can make a request to be provided with copies of your health record. To do so, you must submit a SAR form. This can be submitted electronically and the SAR form is available via this link SAR Request Form. Alternatively, a paper copy of the SAR is available from reception. You will need to submit the form online or return the completed paper copy of the SAR to us. Patients do not have to pay a fee for copies of their records.
Once the SAR is submitted, we will aim to process the request within 28 days; however, this may not always be possible. The maximum time permitted to process SARs is one calender month.
There may be occasions when the Data Controller will withhold information kept in the health record, particularly if the disclosure of such information is likely to cause undue stress or harm to you or any other person.
At Orchard Family Practice our Data Controller is Dr Pritpal Nanra and should you have any questions relating to accessing your medical records, please ask to discuss this.
Dr Pritpal Singh Nanra
Orchard Family Practice