If you wish to view or have copies of the medical records which are held at your doctor's surgery, you can use this letter to make a formal request. It is necessary to make this request in writing. You can also use this document to request access to view or have copies of the medical records of a third party if you have power of attorney for that person or if you have their consent. Please note that this document cannot be used if the third party is a minor (i.e. under the age of 18).