To ask how believable this is
Beatinghearts · 08/05/2021 10:59
I’m interested in my childhood mental health nurse. A friend of a similar age said she requested hers and they told her they no longer had them. From the guidance I’ve read they are meant to keep them till someone’s 26th birthday and possibly longer. She requested hers at 24
chloeb8 · 08/05/2021 11:30
Personally I think it would be wrong to cross that boundary. They might be married.
suspiria777 · 08/05/2021 11:47
What's your question? Do you want to read your own notes or are you asking us to tell you whether or not we think your friend is lying?
If you want to read your notes, request them and you'll find out if they're still available. If you're dwelling on whatever your friend said, mind your own business.
SunbathingDragon · 08/05/2021 11:55
Twenty six years ago a lot of medical notes were written by hand and relied upon not getting lost before (usually) being typed up onto a computer system at a much later date. So your friend could well be telling the truth even though her notes should still exist.
noperiod · 08/05/2021 12:39
I’ve seen my medical notes - GP sat and went through them with me years ago, I can’t remember why now but it was free of charge - she had three folders through of paperwork going back to birth so at that time about 22 years worth .
Wasn’t very interesting tbh and I’ve had mental health issues for years - I thought it would be but it was mostly dull . The stuff that would have been more interesting written after I turned sixteen or so I wasn’t allowed to see as was deemed detrimental .
It is the case that some get damaged - but have seen notes via work that go back 70 odd years.
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