Hi. I am going to self refer to see Prof Hughes, but would like to know if : -
1. Can I ask for all records, notes, lab results and scan from MRI on brain and could they refuse?
2. Would I need to put this in writing to each hospital dept?
3. Is there an admin charge for each dept?
4. Has anyone encountered any problems with doing this?
5. I have not had an apt yet for a neurologist although the MRI scan was done in April and showed ' White scattered intensities in parts of the brain plus fluid'. Would it be frowned upon do you think to ask for the scan information before being seen by the neurologist?
I am feeling dizzy most days and losing my balance (falling to the side) and am due to have an hearing test in Aug ( 2 different noises in my left ear and not hearing with well - my partner calls it 'selective hearing'!!!)
My eyesight isn't good and feels like it is getting worse (sometimes feels like there is an halo around objects and partner says I look constantly tired and I am most of the time's).
Also I have had various blood tests (positive 4 times in the last couple of years for 'Cardiolipin M' - (high titers), but Thyroid, B6 or 12, not checked. I know that having other tests done privately can be costly, but I am a little worried to go and ask my G.P if I can have these on the NHS (I know this is daft thinking like this)
I have asked to have my urine checked again due to persistent blood and protein showing (a couple of months ago my urine was dip tested and showed protein and blood, told it was possibly a UTI, but when it came back it had showed nothing. No explanation given). Worried that other organs are effected and that before I get to see an NHS doctor something bad will happen. I keep thinking that staying with the NHS for a definite outcome will be sooner rather than later, but I know now this isn't the case, so privately I'm going.
I will contact the hospital tomorrow once I know what to ask for. Is there a secretary who it would be best asking for please?
Thank you to everyone in advance.
Kind Regards and hugs.