I wonder if anyone can help me.
The NHS have let my dad down terribly this year, and now today his surgery in Crawley will not give him the latest blood results that I wrote to his GP to ask to be done! This is despite having given results to us 4 times this year with no problems!
Today they said 'oh no, we cannot give you those, you will have to book to see the GP because 2 of them are abnormal (yay, at least they are not 'normal' I guess!) but joking aside, he has been severely depressed (which I have resolved myself without any help from the surgery) and is still extremely anxious, yet they send him away with an appointment to see the GP on 28th November, 3 weeks away, and will not give him the blood test results before that!
So now, he is obviously even more anxious about the 'abnormal' bloods (even though I said not to worry because I will be able to work out the problem and probably treat ourselves etc). How totally ridiculous!
So, sorry for the rant, but I am so frustrated.
I have looked at the Data Protection Act to send the relevant evidence to his surgery to prove that he has every right to see the blood results before his GP appnt.
It looks like a minefield, so wondered if anyone has extracted this relevant piece of information previously and could send it to me?
The bloods I have asked for are Vit D, Ferritin, Folate, B12, Intrinsic Factor, TSH and a couple of others. Not exactly anything for the doctor to need to give him the results for even if 2 of them are apparently abnormal!
Thank you in advance.