Template letter to GP for medical data to support an appeal

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KizzyKazaer

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TO:  GP Name & address

Medical records - 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 (date/month/year) 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


For information: 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.

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KizzyKazaer

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Thanks to Monic for providing this! (from thread started by Jockice, 'they've got me at last')

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 >bighugs<
Thank you Kizzy for providing the IT expertise.

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