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Do We Get To Read These Reports /Medical Notes ?

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mumto6

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Was just sat thinking about all these reports people seem to be writing up on me. I still have no idea what the other 2 things are that the consultant told me I was suffering from - cyclothymia and PTS are the only 2 I am aware of. There were 4 in total but went straight over my head.

Do I actually have any right to ask to read them , I mean I would like to know exactly what they are writing about me , call it paranoia but I have 5 children and I keep thinking they must assume I am struggling with being a mum.

Although I quiz time and time again that I am safe to be with the kids etc which they assure me I am - I can not help but think they might be lying to me.

Where exaclty are all these reports going ? Do they end just end up on my GP screen?
 
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Elvis100

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Hi there

Hi, my psychiatrist always sends me the reports after I've seen her. Sometimes it arrives within a week and other times it can be two or three weeks!! You should def be allowed to see anything that has been written about you!!

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prettywoman

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Yes you have the right to see your individual file, i work for adult social care, and have worked for nhs, there are policies that apply, like access to files etc, and freedom of information act, so you definately have a right to see whats being written about you. Any good professional should discuss and share with you any reports etc. Take Care x
 
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intelgal

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I must admit where I used to live I had never thought of being copied into to letters sent but it is the new MH trust I am unders policy. I find this much more reassuring. You can aske you GP the contects of the letter in a consultation of formally request a cope of your notes
 
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suzy

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I am on lithium and like to get copies of my blood test so I know what level I am on, it has been three weeks since my last test, the docters have no record of it. It's normally back in a week so I am getting a bit annoyed now!

Sorry if off topic :(
 
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jax

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I have received my notes from hospital. There were reams and reams of papers as I have had about 20-25 admissions - usually lasting months. It can be a little upsetting seeing what Dr's and nurse write. So make sure you're strong when you get your notes before you read them.
Jax
 
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TOONAFISH

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i asked to see my notes last time i was in. they strongly advised me not to read them as what was written about me was not sugar coated. i was quite high at the time and thought id be able to self diagnois they said i had a right to see them tho. x
 
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unlucky

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How enlightening!! I'd no idea you could see your notes, can you ask for a copy to be sent to you then? I don't think I'd be really comfortable reading them in front of the psychiatrist but I'd love to see what they say as I've never really been given a definitive diagnosis.
 
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rollinat

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I've asked for copies of our notes to be sent to us as we will need them further down the line to stay here - I asked my gp surgery so I don't know if copies of hospital notes will be included. Wasn't cheap though - they are entitled to charge and it has cost us £180. Still to arrive and while I am interested to see what it says, I know it's something to approach with caution, like reading what you wrote in diaries or on here when things were bad.
 
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