We keep medical records about your condition and treatment.
What are medical records?
Your records may include:
- test results
- medical reports
- surgical or clinical notes.
Your medical records may be kept in an online database, as a paper file or a combination of both.
Your records are private and confidential.
Privacy and confidentiality
We’re committed to making sure your medical records are private and confidential.
In some situations, your health information will need to be shared between healthcare providers.
Accessing your medical records
You can apply for access to your records and can change any wrong, incomplete, misleading or outdated information.
If you need to access someone else’s medical records, you’ll need to make a Right to Information request.
GP access to your hospital medical records
Your GP needs access to your hospital records, imaging and test results so they can give you ongoing care and treatment after you've been in hospital.
You’ll usually be given a discharge summary when you leave hospital, which you should take to your GP on your next visit. The hospital may send it directly to your GP. The summary will list the tests, procedures and treatments you had in hospital, and other important information.
Online access for GPs
GPs can register to have online access to medical records and patient information from Queensland Health clinical and administrative systems.
These may include:
- pathology and radiology results
- allergies and alerts
- care plans and discharge summaries.
Read more about what sort of information your GP can access.
Last updated:June 2021