Ok, so I thought I would check through my medical records, as I had a sneaky feeling something was wrong, and also my employer needed to know a few medical details and dates.
The last surgery I was at mixed up my notes with someone of the same name who lived on the next road up from what the staff at the surgery led me to believe, and that was (apparently) sorted out at the time.
So whilst looking through those old notes again I pulled out another letter addressed to this other woman - at an address at the other side of the town and brought it to the attention of the secretary at this new practice.
Then I took my newer notes home to read (printed from the computer) and lo and behold, 3 scanned letters NOT ME!!
One was an anon test result, no name and was slipped behind one of my blood test result sheets at the scanning stage. Another was about a men who had been admitted into AE for kidney stones - a letter of referral?. The last one was notification of a cancer (from obs and gynae) to the GP for a lady in her 50s - NOT ME!!!!!!
The last one was particularly worrying - what if this lady never got notified. Not an impossibility, as I found a letter from a consultant to the GP in there, where it mentioned at the end that due to one of the tests I had done with him at the time, it was unlikely that I had celiac disease. I was never told about this result and for many years I have wondered if I had Celiac disease and even considered a private test. I would NOT have forgotten if someone had told me about this test that was being done at the same time, that I didn't know about.