UK GP records and digi.me

You will soon be able to download NHS health data using digi.me

You can now download your GP record using digi.me

Unlike other apps we're on a mission to give you ownership and control of all your data across your life and enable you to re-use it with a range of 3rd party apps and services.

Today you can connect to your GP record and download it so you have secure copy you own. Soon there will be a range of apps you can use your data with to help you with your health goals from fitness to managing conditions.

How to download your GP health record via digi.me

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How to download your GP record 

The processes will vary depending on your local practice. You can often find out more via their your practice website or speaking to a member of staff and asking about online record access (sometimes referred to as Patient online).

1) Take photo ID (passport or driving licence) and proof of address (such as a utility bill) to your GP practice and tell them you want to start using their online services. If you do not have any ID then please talk to a member of staff.

2) Fill in the short registration form they give you.

3) You will be given a letter or sent an email with your access details which can then be used in the digi.me app.

Note: If not all of your information is available, you may need to ask your practice to release more of your record.

If you have any problems or need some support please get in touch and we will try to help.

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Patient Online is also referred to as GP online services

How do I get access to my data?

You will need your login details for Patient Online. Once you have these you can use them to connect and download your health data using digi.me.

Who can access their NHS data?

If your doctor uses EMIS, one of the main electronic health record systems, you will soon be able to connect digi.me to your account, using the same Patient Online credentials you have to book appointments or order repeat prescriptions online with your doctor.

What data will be available?

The types and amount of data available will be set by each GP practice, but common ones will include vaccination history, medications, prescriptions, existing conditions, as well as health measurements and allergy information.

When will you support other health record systems providers?

We are working with the NHS to enable individuals to connect to other NHS data sources and hope to make further announcements soon.

Can I get more data?

Legally individuals have a right to access all their data in an electronic format, however GP practices may not enable all data by default. You may be able to access more data by making a subject access request to your GP practice and asking them to make the data available via Patient Online.

What do I do if I find a problem with my record?

If you find a problem with your record you should speak to your health care provider.

What is digi.me?

Digi.me is a free app that enables users to aggregate data from across their digital life – including wearables, social and finances – to build a complete picture of their online life.

Is my health data safe in digi.me?

Digi.me has been independently vetted by the NHS to ensure it meets its privacy and security standards. Digi.me doesn't see, hold or touch individuals' data, you can find how we secure all your data here.