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what experiences have people had getting their medical history from their GP?

we have medicals next week and the GP (well the receptionist!!) is indicating £50 each (5 of us) for copies of info!!!!

seems extreme to me - i thought it was dataprotection now and only a reasonable admin fee could be charged? similar to the police checks - £10 would be reasonable, but not £50.......

anyone had similar difficulties?

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Originally posted by jaruky
what experiences have people had getting their medical history from their GP?

we have medicals next week and the GP (well the receptionist!!) is indicating £50 each (5 of us) for copies of info!!!!

seems extreme to me - i thought it was dataprotection now and only a reasonable admin fee could be charged? similar to the police checks - £10 would be reasonable, but not £50.......

anyone had similar difficulties?

Jaruky

I spoke to my doctor direct, explained that I might need a letter, she said fine she will do it for nothing. Does the receptionist think you want the whole file?
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Old Feb 12th 2004, 11:49 am
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although its a little way off yet that i will want to get hold of copies of my file, my doc is also charging £50 for the priveledge!

complete rip off!

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Originally posted by jaruky
what experiences have people had getting their medical history from their GP?

we have medicals next week and the GP (well the receptionist!!) is indicating £50 each (5 of us) for copies of info!!!!

seems extreme to me - i thought it was dataprotection now and only a reasonable admin fee could be charged? similar to the police checks - £10 would be reasonable, but not £50.......

anyone had similar difficulties?

Jaruky
We just got printouts of the kids history (jabs etc) from the receptionist while we waited, no charge. This was basically their complete history and was all we needed for the meds. Do you need all of your medical histories??

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The request from medical place in manchester was for all past surgery records etc, and that computor printouts are not sufficient.

It seems silly that some want different info than others and that GPs can charge what they want?

I guess it's just another cost to add to it all - ah well, wheres that credit card????

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Originally posted by jaruky
The request from medical place in manchester was for all past surgery records etc, and that computor printouts are not sufficient.

It seems silly that some want different info than others and that GPs can charge what they want?

I guess it's just another cost to add to it all - ah well, wheres that credit card????

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Where in Manchester - that's where we had ours done (Dr Million).

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Old Feb 13th 2004, 8:07 pm
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thats the one - how was it..........read some horror stories on the search about some medicals!!
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Originally posted by jaruky
what experiences have people had getting their medical history from their GP?

we have medicals next week and the GP (well the receptionist!!) is indicating £50 each (5 of us) for copies of info!!!!
Not sure if you are aware of this but it is not something you are required to have?

I've even had recent (3 years ago) back surgery and the doctor doing the med didn't even need or want records or letters from anybody. I even phoned to check beforehand and was told unless it was within a year or so it would not be seen as relevant.

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Originally posted by swiss tony
Not sure if you are aware of this but it is not something you are required to have?

I've even had recent (3 years ago) back surgery and the doctor doing the med didn't even need or want records or letters from anybody. I even phoned to check beforehand and was told unless it was within a year or so it would not be seen as relevant.

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Where in Manchester - that's where we had ours done (Dr Million).




We had ours done by dr milion but were not asked 4 any medical records! Instead they had delayed sending our medicals to adelaide and made us pick them up and send to oz ourselves ( which is not advisable) esp bad as we had paid them for the courier service.
And you should not have to pay for your medical records!!!! maybe a small admin fee but certainly not 50 squid! whos this thieveing doctor - i want to know as i am a pharmacist and work in stockport for 2 days a week.
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[And you should not have to pay for your medical records!!!! maybe a small admin fee but certainly not 50 squid! whos this thieveing doctor - i want to know as i am a pharmacist and work in stockport for 2 days a week. [/QUOTE]

The doc is in southampton. In fact, when you enter our surgery, there is a sign on the wall highlighting the fact they charge £50 for medical records. Must have a lot of patients who are after their records! Maybe everyone is trying to leave this sh*thole of southampton!

Don't think i'll bother when the time comes. I'm young and fit and don't really have any existing conditions I will need my records for. Not at that price anyway!
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