They've got me at last...

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Monic1511

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Re: They've got me at last...

  • on: 08 Jul 2019 08:22PM
RE Medical Evidence
This is the form that my work has created to allow people to request medical evidence to support their appeals.

The main points are 1 - its free but 2. You can only request this once.  We use it to try and get additional evidence when someone comes in to complete a mandatory reconsideration.  This issues we have are
the practice is allowed 28 days to produce the evidence

You have to say from what date you want said evidence - for appeals we normally only need 2 years prior to the appeal.

Practices have a habit of redacting anything prior to the date you ask for - this lead to me having an argument that we needed to see all the active problems even if they'd been diagnosed years before the date requested.

Some practices provide the information in CD format as they refuse to print anything.  This means the patient has to access a computer with a CD drive, upload the information, save it as a pdf and then either print it or email it to the advice agency.  We cant put the disc into a networked council computer as its a data risk.  I mean the CD makes a decent coaster but its useless if you cant access the information.

Its not the first time a client has tried to hand the judge at appeal the cd saying they wanted to hand in the information provided by the gp.


Have a look and see if you can amend it for your own practices and if it might be helpful but be warned - read the gp notes carefully.  a note saying Patient is going on holiday to the alps doesn't help the argument cant travel, cant socialise, has mobility problems.

Sorry when I try to attach the document the whole site hangs up so I will put the text of it below


TO:  GP Name & address
Medical records access Subject Access request.
 
 From 01/04/2019 HM Courts and Tribunal Service will no longer make direct requests for an appellant’s medical evidence.

 This letter is to request a written copy of my GP notes from____________________                                   
 up to present date, for my upcoming Tribunal. Please do not redact the details
 of active problems diagnosed prior to the above date.

Name
DOB

Address
Signature and date


GDPR changes to Subject Access Requests and fees from 25 May 2018
The General Data Protection Regulations and the Data Protection Act 2018 replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 on 25 May 2018, bringing in widespread changes to UK data protection legislation. For GPs the act brings in a number of changes, specifically the charges that were in place for undertaking Subject Access Requests.
Since 25 May 2018, in most cases, patients must be given access to their medical records as a Subject Access Request (SAR) free of charge. 
If the request is for a medical report to be created, or for interpretation of information within a medical report/record, this will fall under the Access to Medical Report Act (AMRA) - as these both require new data to be created, which is out with the scope of the GDPR and Subject Access Requests. In these cases, a fee can be charged.
A medical report/record that already exists will be accessible, for free, as a SAR. A ‘reasonable fee’ can be charged for a SAR if the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, however, these circumstances are likely to be rare.
END OF DOCUMENT.


All that was on a word doc which is being stubborn - heres hoping this works  >x-fingers<
« Last Edit: 09 Jul 2019 08:31PM by Monic1511 »

Monic1511

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Re: They've got me at last...

  • on: 08 Jul 2019 10:16PM
Sorry if the attachment doesn’t work, I will try again tomorrow  >dove<

Jockice

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Re: They've got me at last...

  • on: 09 Jul 2019 11:40AM
No problem Monic. I do have letters from various doctors saying I live independently but also I am a wheelchair user with modifications in my flat. I'm taking them into the disability organisation I do stuff for tomorrow to see what they think. Then I'll take it from there.

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Re: They've got me at last...

  • on: 01 Aug 2019 11:13AM
Hiya. Just to tell you it's going in the post today. I took your advice and I also had a mate who does welfare stuff for a homeless people's charity go through it with me. He reckons I should be okay. I'll let you all know hoe it goes when and as it happens. Thanks. And breathe.

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Re: They've got me at last...

  • on: 01 Aug 2019 11:51AM
Well done  >thumbsup<  >biggrin<  >x-fingers<

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Re: They've got me at last...

  • on: 01 Aug 2019 04:40PM
Well done and best wishes for smooth sailing  >thumbsup<

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Re: They've got me at last...

  • on: 02 Aug 2019 11:58AM
Cheers. All I can really do now is wait.