Access to Health Records (AHR) Request
From 1 August 2022, if you are looking to make an Access to Health Records request for an individual who has passed away, you must submit your request directly to the last known GP Practice.
Primary Care Support England can only provide a copy of GP health records under extenuating circumstances, including where the last registered GP Practice is now closed or the individual was not registered at time of death. It must comply with the Access to Health Records Act 1990 (AHRA) and can take up to 40 days to process.
In these instances please note that there may be instances where parts of a person’s medical record may be held with Hospital, Community or Mental Health trusts, as well as any previous primary care practice(s). PCSE cannot provide access to these records, and you may wish to make a separate application to the relevant Health Organisation.
To access the form, visit the Contact Us page on the website and select Subject Access Request as the category of your enquiry and Subject Access Request as the type of enquiry. Then follow these simple steps:
What happens next?
You can find out more about access NHS England encrypted emails here.
Consent to email your completed request
In agreement with NHS England, PCSE is now able to complete your request via secure email. This is also the fastest way to make a request for access to medical records.
Please note: by submitting your AHR or SAR request online, you are consenting to receive any communication/records via secure email. For guidance on how to access these emails, please click the tile below.
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