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Transfer of your GP health records

How your health records are stored

Most GP health records are a combination of paper records and computer records, created or stored on the practice's computer system. Your GP practice will hold your records as long as you're registered with them.

Who holds your health records if you're not currently registered with a GP practice 

NHS NSS Practitioner services stores GP health records for patients that aren't currently registered with a GP practice or who have died. There are regulations that require records to be held for a minimum amount of time before being destroyed.

More details of our retention periods.

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