There are several statues in place that afford patients the right of access to information held about them by General Practices.
These are;

Access to Health Records Act (UK) 1990
UK law
1.  To establish the right of access to health records by the individuals to whom they relate and other persons
2.  To provide for the correction of inaccurate health records

Access to Medical Reports Act (UK) 1988
UK law
1.  To establish a right of access by individuals to reports relating to themselves provided by medical practitioners for employment or insurance purposes.

If a patient wishes to exercise their rights to view the report under the act, they must arrange to do so within 21 days.
A report should be retained for a minimum of 6 months to enable the patient to exercise their right to view the report.
A patient can withdraw consent to the preparation of the report at any time.

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016
European law
To protect natural (living) EU persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

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