Primrose Hill Surgery

020 7722 0038

Out of hours: 030 0033 9978

Access to medical records

Your care records

The practice is registered and complies 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.

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.

You cannot get your Summary Care Record online. If you’d like to see it, speak to your GP.

To opt out of having a Summary Care Record, speak to your GP or another health professional.

Coronavirus update: During the coronavirus outbreak, you will also have extra information added to your record. This includes significant medical history (past and present), reasons for medicines, care plan information and vaccinations.

For further information, follow this link to visit the ‘How to access your health records’ page on the NHS website.


The General Medical Services GP Contract requires practices to use GP2GP for transferring electronic health records.

You will expect GPs to have your medical records for your first consultation at the new practice. With GP2GP, the record arrives straight after the registration. In comparison, paper medical records can take weeks or months to arrive.

GP2GP also means practices can support the Health Secretary’s objective that patients should have digital records that follow them around the health and social care system.

Find our 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.

Find out how this data is used and how to opt out on the following link:

How We Share Your Data

We are mindful of both the Data sharing laws and Caldicott principles that underpin Information Governance. We only share your data within these frameworks and Laws.

There is currently only one key national data sharing initiative – The Summary Care Record (SCR). There are two other local data sharing initiatives – The Camden Integrated Digital Record (CIDR) & Health Information Exchange (HIE).

The Camden Integrated Digital Record (CIDR)

Camden is linking together your health and social care information. This is so that your care providers in Camden can view the information needed in one place, to provide you with better more informed care.

This is a local initiative for Camden residents registered at a Camden GP practice. It has no relation to the Summary Care Record. No data will be shared with these or other third parties.

What if I don’t want an integrated record?

You can opt out at any time by asking Reception.

North London Partners (NLP) – Health Information Exchange (HIE) System

What is the HIE System?

A record of care is held on each partner’s secure clinical system (local record). Cerner, a supplier of healthcare systems has designed HIE. This system integrates data from those multiple electronic health and care systems to provide a real-time and read-only summary of that data to a health or social care professional when required for the purpose of direct care.

Health Information Exchange (HIE)  Privacy Notice

What if I don’t want to share my data via HIE?

You can opt-out of having your Personal Data shared via HIE by completing the form below and returning it to NLP.

HIE opt-out form