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medical records censored

Picked up a coy of my patient records today and when i got home and opened the envelope to look through, i found mostly the same quick list, table and column style (used in open office writer )that they used for me when i came to have a preview to choose what i wanted printed.

(similar to the look and style used for the comments on this web page )


Date and time- surgery-name of medical worker, then a brief badly spelled and typed bit of info .

I did get a few actual copies of detailed letters ,but the rest just follow this crappy style that i previewed when i visited the surgery.Oh, i did notice that someone has also censored some of the info that was in available in the previews that i viewed and there is also missing letters that were sent from a nurse from ATOS (before maximus took over .

I was shown this letter several years ago (on the gp's pc monitor) .

The censoring part has been done by something that looks like it has been tipexed over, then the page has been photo copied again, but leaving a huge blank space between the next words.

Like this

Bar bar sheep have you any wool?

Yes , sir, three full

What the heck is going on with this, especially the censoring, as i needed this for a court case that i have to attend and when it looks like i have knocked them out on my computer, it makes me a bit peeved.

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Have you a soliciter think they need to take a look? I think some stuff can be legally removed from notes but there has to be a good reason and I cant think what the reasons it is allowed are right now but certainly not to cover up stuff from a court case although paper work going missing happens all the time when people feel threatened.


You could put your request in writing and ask for an explanation of why incomplete information was given. Good to have a paper trail in case you decide to make a formal complaint in future.

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Tell your practice manager what information appears to be missing and what has been altered and make a subject access request for your full medical records not just the electronic summary. The practice is entitled to charge you £50. If you have any trouble contact the Information Commissioner's Office ico.org.uk/for_the_public/t...


I understand that medical records are a Legal Document and that notes cannot be changed or removed , unless it has been recorded what has been removed and why it has been removed. As mandyjane says you may want to get your SOlicitor to take a look. 🐝


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