I was wondering... If I became so unwell that talking to doctors became difficult for me and I required a friend or family member to talk to them for me, how do I get around the data protection act and doctor/patient confidentiality? Is there a legal format that one can use to instruct the doctors to give all and any information on one's health to that person should they ask for it?
I'm not talking about enduring power of attorney or anything like that, just the ability for a third party to ask questions on one's behalf or to obtain test results and things like that.
What are the legal implications of this sort of thing?
Any help/advice in this area would be greatly appreciated.