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Minivanman
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Your Health Records

I sort of knew it was happening some time this year and I have found out this morning that here in Wales at least, you can now open an online account in order to see what records they hold about you on computer. 

Not for everbody granted, but then I'm just a suspicious old rugger. Wink

Anyway, picked up a request form this morning from my local medical centre. Easy peasy... hopefully.

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/about-the-nhs/your-health-records/

Has anybody else here already done this?

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I've been using Patient Access and myGP for some time. Great for cancelling appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions but useless for much else.

Messaging your GP was recently added and, while I understand it's not instant, neither of the two I sent this year have even been acknowledged let alone replied to.

 

Records are extremely sparse in both apps with only current meds and appts being shown.

Maybe this is just my surgery?

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I've had an online access account for  some time now, so that I can request repeat prescriptions. It does give some access to my medical record but it's very limited in my experience, but that could be because I didn't consent for my medical records to be shared.

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@Mav wrote:

I've been using Patient Access and myGP for some time. Great for cancelling appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions but useless for much else.

Messaging your GP was recently added and, while I understand it's not instant, neither of the two I sent this year have even been acknowledged let alone replied to.

 

Records are extremely sparse in both apps with only current meds and appts being shown.

Maybe this is just my surgery?


 

Nope, not just your surgery, mine too. It's convenient for repeat prescriptions (crikey everyone seems to need those these days) however it's not much use for anything else.

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@MisterW 

Well it's my medical records I'm really interested in and even without being shared, surely if there is a lot there to access it's not going to limited - if that makes sense.

But we'll see - or rather I won't. Roll eyes

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@Minivanman All I can see in mine is a list of medication and alergies. No things like test results etc of which there must be many.

I can only assume that in my case, it's down to my non-agreement for all my records to be uploaded to the central database. Basically I have very little confidence in the system not making them available, either deliberately or accidentally!!, to all and sundry...

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Hmm, is there a difference between what the doctor holds and what the hospital does. 

Interesting.

I do know that when I went to see the specialist it was a case of tap tap tap on the keyboard and being told stuff that had not been disclosed to either myself, or my doctor... apparently. 

Maybe I'm on the wrong track in thinking all will be revealed that is held on file. 

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I've 'had' the GP access for quite some time but I say had. Didn't manage to log on originally and gave up ages ago. Something to go on my 'to do' list.

 

But what database is this accessing? Hospital, Doctors or a central one (yet another!!). I do know that when I enquired at the Doctors about a very recent CT scan, he said they were still waiting for it to be sent over. So no direct doctors access. But he did actually phone the hospital up and enquired about the results. The impression I got is if they need to see you urgently, the hospital does all the arranging.

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I've been ill with various things over the last 3 years, two of them life-threatening.  I have given permission for my records to be shared, but the only thing to be seen on the medical record I can access is a list of my medications. 

When I leave the county I carry a bracelet and card to inform medical services of my special requirements.  I was told there was no need to carry them in Cambridgeshire because all the details were on my medical record!

My doctor's records, various consultant's records and the hospital departmental records are not synchronised immediately either.  The delay can be more then a month. 

So there can be at least 4 sets of records for me, and the one I'm allowed to view contains trivia.

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Well I'll definitely be following this through after all, I've got rugger all else to do. Roll eyes

But first things first as they say.

 

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GP: We have a very comprehensive access to our medical records, as far as I can see, which go back years, mine are complete, apart from Hospital Records.

 

I can download all my records held at my GP surgery.

 

Messaging does not work yet, but I can contact the Surgery by email, and my GP personally by private direct email.

 

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@Minivanman wrote:

Well I'll definitely be following this through...


I have been trying to access my medical records through my surgery for the past year or so but the latest reply was that they couldn't be found since switching in 2017. Apparently all they have is anything since I registered with this practice.

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@Infinity  that's interesting. I have the Patient Access App but under the 'Medical record' I only have the Medications and Allergies sections!

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I would like to see some records particularly about an accident I had when I was a kid.

But I doubt I have any chance in seeing decades old hospital records.

Especially considering that the hospital itself disappeared decades ago.

 

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I find access to Test Results is the best feature, along with TR History Graphs.

 

All communications between GP & Hospitals is also available.