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We have a friend in Adelaide who can’t get her medical records from the uk and has been trying for 4 years so preempting this I’ve tried to request from our local doctors and they said we can only have a summery. I can’t see this is sufficient to take to Oz. Has anyone else had issues with this or has managed to get their records or knows what happens once your out there? The receptionist said they don’t belong to us or the surgery but the queen?? Sounds very strange to me so any help on this subject be great.

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Before I emigrated I requested my medical records from the NHS using a form - type in google “how do I get a copy of my health records from the NHS” and you should find the form somewhere. It was quick and I think took less than a week for all of my medical records/results to be scanned and sent to me. I printed them out, brought them here, took them to my initial consultation at a new GP practice. they took them and scanned them into their system so they have my medical background (i have a pre existing condition). 

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8 hours ago, Dorsetbrit said:

 

We have a friend in Adelaide who can’t get her medical records from the uk and has been trying for 4 years so preempting this I’ve tried to request from our local doctors and they said we can only have a summery. I can’t see this is sufficient to take to Oz. Has anyone else had issues with this or has managed to get their records or knows what happens once your out there? The receptionist said they don’t belong to us or the surgery but the queen?? Sounds very strange to me so any help on this subject be great.

 

We didn't bring records - we knew our own histories - Even with any pre-existing conditions a summary from Dr to Dr would be sufficient - you could ask them to also provide copies of any letters they've received from any specialists if you have a specific condition/investigations.  


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The only medical record you need to bring is the kids Red books if you have kids. 

I did bring a repeat script and a letter from my specialist stating where my medical condition was at and what procedures i had had done but other than that ,nothing else is needed.

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I asked my surgery for a copy of my records before leaving the UK - there was a token sum of money to be paid, and they literally just printed everything off and handed it over to me. Was definitely no big discussion or issue for them. I haven't actually needed the records since! 😄   

 

Presumably any pre-existing conditions or treatments have been identified by your friend's new GP by now so the UK records become less important as time passes by?

Also check - https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/about-the-nhs/how-to-access-your-health-records/

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Your GP is talking nonsense, you have a legal right to your medical records.


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