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Am I allowed a copy of my blood test results?

(12 Posts)
KatyMac Fri 04-Apr-14 20:28:06

Or do I need permission from my GP to have a copy?

You don't need permission. They can charge you for photocopying

cakeymccakington Fri 04-Apr-14 20:30:27

no, you are entitled to any medical records/info about you

KatyMac Fri 04-Apr-14 20:37:06

Ithought so

The receptionist or nurse & I had words as apparently I need 'permission'

PoshPenny Fri 04-Apr-14 20:44:20

I have always been told that The doctors permission is needed before they can issue me with them. it's always been OK actually and I have got them. however, I plan on my next visit to ask at my consultation for him to print off the blood tests. If he doesn't like it well it's tough... I want the ones going back to 2011 as I want to try and track my decline if I can whilst being told all was "normal"

PoshPenny Fri 04-Apr-14 20:45:08

I wonder if it is just so that yr doctor gets to know you're asking for this kind of stuff?

KatyMac Fri 04-Apr-14 20:45:15

Yeah - 'cos they are always bloody normal aren't they

KatyMac Fri 04-Apr-14 20:46:35

He told me to get them (he wants me to compare them to my brother's who lives in Sweden)

RockinD Sat 05-Apr-14 13:01:58

Under the Data Protection Act, you results are your data and you are fully entitled to a copy, or to have the figures verbally.

Knowing this has been of tremendous help to me. I now have a spreadsheet with all my results going back to 2006, which helped me to pinpoint a decline that doctors looking at one set of results at a time on screen had missed completely.

There shouldn't be an issue with getting this information, but you might have to be firm about it.

KatyMac Sat 05-Apr-14 16:03:34

Yes - If I don't get immediate co-operation on Monday morning - I think I might start to be a pain

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 05-Apr-14 16:14:04

I've got an under active thyroid and the GP always shows me my blood results. My consultant always gives me copies too.

KatyMac Tue 08-Apr-14 20:24:17

GP printed them out for me straight away - he was surprised I didn't have a copy already

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