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 with photographic ID and proof of residence.