Just mentioned to my Heart Failure Nurse that I needed to get my medical notes and she was aghast, querying why I would need them and explaining that I would need to apply to The Trust and they would make a decision on whether I had a valid case.
I was most surprised since I thought that this information was available to patients on request.
I actually want them as a relative (who is a specialist but in another field) has made a private appointment with a friend of hers who is a highly respected cardiologist, on my behalf.
Coincidentally, I have also been contacted by a heart specialist from Utah whom I know through business, who says he would like a look at my notes to see if he can be of any help.
These reasons are irrelevant however, I am just curious about the legality of a refusal. I intend to travel a bit in the months ahead and would like to be able to furnish a hospital with my notes if the occasion arises.
Any comments very welcome.