Access to Patient Information

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can provide the best possible care. We have a fully computerised medical record system which means information about your healthcare is held on a secure server.

You have the right to know what information we hold about you. Please ask the receptionist if you wish to see or obtain a copy of your record. If you are referred to a hospital specialist you are also welcome to request a copy of the referral letter.

NHS Connecting for Health is currently developing the National Care Records Service, which will create a Summary Care Record (SCR) for each individual patient (by 2010), to be held centrally. At this pilot stage the record is limited to current medication, known allergies and adverse reactions. Eventually the aim is to enable healthcare staff jointly involved in your care, such as your GP and your hospital consultant, to easily access and share information through this national record. You have the right to withdraw your consent to information being shared. In future you will be able to access your own record online at

You can now register to access your medical records on line. Please speak to staff who can help you with this request. This will require identification.  


From 25.05.2018 the GDPR ( General Data Protection Regulation) takes over from DPA ( Data Protection Act)

This means that the practice will now need patients consent to use your contact number to remind you of appointments or current health campaigns that may be beneficial to you.

Please advise reception staff that you give consent for the practice to contact you.


Please contact the surgery before the 23.08.21 if you wish to opt out


Contact Us

Maghull Family Surgery
Maghull Health Centre
L31 0DJ
Tel: 0151 520 2487
Fax: 0151 520 2487