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Access to medical records in Scotland

November 13, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have a right to see all your medical records, paper and electronic. You are also entitled to ask for a copy to take away. Aceess however, may be refused if the doctor believes that seeing your records may cause you or someone else serious physical or mental harm.

Your GP or the hospital may ask you to pay for this service. The maximum charge to see your records, on paper or on screen, is £10 and £50 if the record is held manually.

If you believe that the information on your records is incorrect, you may ask for it to be changed. The doctor does not have to agree but is required to note on your records what you have said. 

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