Medical records and Mental Health
Mental health is a sensitive subject and you might be worried about having details put on your medical records. If your GP doesn't prescribe any treatment, you can ask them not to record the problem in your medical notes. But if details of the problem are put in your notes, ask to see them and check that the information is accurate. Your GP can refuse to show you the records, but only if they think it's not in your interest to see them.
No-one else, including members of your family, can see your medical records without your consent. However, in very serious cases, someone else might be appointed to deal with your affairs and they could see your records if the GP agrees, without your consent.
For more details check out the Citizens advice Bureau site http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/nm/h_help_with_mental_health_problems.pdf
Nadim Siddiqui, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
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