3 posts • joined Monday 8th June 2009 13:16 GMT
You dont need any kind of registration with the NHS to recieve immediate emercengy care or ongoing care related to emergency treatment.
You dont even need a registration to go into a NHS doctors surgery & have them see you, although the doctor is under no requirement to do so and even if they do see you they are under no requirement to treat you, plus of course you can be billed for any costs incurred. But still no registration is required, it is preferred but not required.
So in essence you dont need registrations, you only need a registration with a NHS GP if you need ongoing, repetative care and even then only if you dont want to pay the full costs of treatment and have the benefits that registration brings such as your GP having a medical record of your history.
Oh & the suggestion that people get copies of their medical records (which GPs are legally required to provide if asked for) isnt for some sort of protest, but it is prudent. As if you ever have a problem with the police/security services or social services any notes even unproven ones in your medical records such 'subject may drink to excess' will be used against you as many have found out to their horror/disgust/shock&loss.
just to note as well
Well done N by misquoting me, if you can find that second quote in my first post please do tell me, as its not there. Hopefully my second posting will illuminate things for you however i suspect not.
Second H4rm0ny, really everyones records should be their own and not the property of the NHS which has no right to hold our medical data to ransom. So if that means you have to do more work to provide us with what is ours, well you should get onto your bosses to help make the change. Then you wouldnt have to worry about peoples medical records.
Care records & treatement
In a recent article in "Private Eye" a patient was advised - if I understand correctly - that "No Summary Care Record = No NHS treatment"...
Anyone that tells you that you must have an SCR to recieve treatment on the NHS is lying and should thery refuse any treatment you should get a lawyer involved and prosecute/sue them for all they have and certainly take both the criminal & civil routes to court ;)
You do NOT need any records or registrations with the NHS to recieve emergency treatment of any kind. To recieve non-emergency treatment most GPs will require you are registered with them but again that does NOT require a SCR or that you have one created upon registration.
It is up to you to control your medical data, if you dont they will ride roughshod over your rights and privacy. I would suggest that everyone writes to their GP demanding a copy of thier medical records and also state in the letter that if any data is withheld you want to know why data was withheld (so you have a basis for challenging any decision made on your behalf by a doctor)
And remember doctors have no right to make any decisions or choices about your life unless you are putting others at harm. Only then can they force a decision upon you.