Donneybrook Medical Centre

Access to medical records

The practice is registered with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). 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 the Practice Manager for further information.

Accelerated Online Record Access

From 31/10/2023, all practices have been asked to grant full record access to all patients with suitable access to the NHS app (and NHS website). As a practice, we have decided to ask your permission first, as this gives us a chance to check your understanding and to be sure access to your data is safe for you.

If you would like full online access to your records, please collect an ‘Online Access Form’ from reception and hand the completed form back in. Please bring photo ID with you.

Access your records online

From 1st November 2022 you will be able to start accessing your records.

You can also do this on 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 details.

Find out more about accessing your care records online on the NHS website

Summary Care Record

If you’re registered with a GP surgery, you’ll have a Summary Care Record unless you’ve chosen not to have one. It contains basic information including your allergies, medicines and any reactions you’ve had to medicine in the past. By storing all this information in one place, it makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

Follow this link to the NHS website for more information on how to access your health records


GP2GP allows patients’ electronic health records to be transferred directly, securely, and quickly between their old and new practices, when they change GPs.

Find out more about GP2GP on the NHS website

Your data matters to the NHS

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.

Follow this link to find out how this data is used and how to opt out

Freedom of Information requests

Information about the general practitioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public.

All requests for such information should be made to the business manager.


Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 27th October, 2023