Accessing Your Medical Records at Lonsdale Medical Centre

As of April 2016 and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), patients have the right to access their data and any supplementary information held by their Medical Centre; this is referred to as a ‘Subject Access Request’ (SAR). Patients have the right to receive:

  • Confirmation that their data is being processed.
  • Access to their personal data.
  • Access to any other supplementary information held about them.

To request access to view their own personal records and for security purposes, the patient will be required to complete a ‘Subject Access Request’ form (SAR) and undertake an identity check (2 forms of identification). Paper copies of the SAR form can be obtained from Lonsdale Medical Centre reception or downloaded from The completed forms and a scanned copy of the patient's 2 identity documents (at least one with a photograph) can be emailed to reception (email: or hand delivered to a member of our reception team.

Online access to medical records

From 28 March 2016 anyone over 16 will be also be able to put in a request to view their medical records online. In addition to the information in your summary care record (allergies, adverse reactions to medication, vaccinations, immunisations and prescriptions) you will also be able to see your coded medical history, showing diagnoses, procedures, as well as results of blood tests and investigations.

 Please visit the following website for more information:

If you would like to register for online access to your medical records please read the following leaflet, fill in the Request for online access form and bring it into the surgery together with 2 forms of ID (one photo ID and one proof of your address).