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In 1974 I was hospitalised weeks in the Nuffield Hospital

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In 1974 I was hospitalised for 3 weeks in the Nuffield Hospital Shrewsbury, after a serious accident. I have applied to Medico for my medical records, but I am told that the Nuffield hospital does not have any information relating to me on their system.
I have the date and a subseqent medical report, so clearly I was there, but it appears that the records have been lost. As I have recurring problems as a result of my original injuries, I would like to pass the medical report onto my doctors here.
What legal recourse do I have insist that additional searches are made?
Many thanks,
Babette Gallard
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Hospital records are usually kept for 8 years after treatment. Your hospitalisation was over 40 years ago which is why there are no records of your treatment at the hospital..
See here for further information on this
http://m.bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/ethics/retention-of-health-records
As such, you have no legal recourse to insist on additional searches.
All the best
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