Giving others access to your medical records
You can allow your medical file to be viewed by other people. For example, a family member or a good friend who helps with your healthcare. First, think about whether it’s OK for someone else to see your information. Don’t just give away your personal information for no reason.
Sometimes insurers, councils or another party will ask for details about your health. Often you are not obliged to give this information. In some cases, it may be that you do want to share your information: if this is the case, never hand over your entire medical file, just the specific information that is needed.
If you are in doubt about giving your medical information to someone, discuss this with the GP or practice assistant. They will be able to help you.
Your details are personal. Never give your login details to anyone.