Health and care records are confidential so you can only access someone else’s records if you’re authorised to do so.
To access someone else’s health records, you must:
- be acting on their behalf with their consent, or
- have legal authority to make decisions on their behalf (power of attorney), or
- have another legal basis for access
If a person does not have the mental capacity to manage their own affairs and you are their attorney, you will have the right to apply for access to their health and care records.
This would apply, for example, if you have a Lasting Power of Attorney with authority to manage their property and affairs.
The form below is to be completed and submitted to the practice in person with photographic ID and proof of residence. New Islington Medical Practice reserves the right to book a review with the Practice Safeguarding Lead upon receipt of the above to discuss the implications of proxy access. Please note that in lieu of a lasting power of attorney, this review will be held confidentially with the named patient only.
Consent form for access to medical information to a third party.