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My GP is refusing to provide evidence requested by the Dr

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My GP is refusing to provide evidence requested by the Dr for my US visa medical. My medical report will not be issued without this, meaning that I will not get a visa. What can I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 1 year ago.

what is the information required, is it to do with your medical history.

Has the GP said why they are refusing to release the information?

Michael

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
a letter is required to confirm specific details about my medical history.The GP said they are no longer allowed to write to private doctors
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 1 year ago.

This is about getting the job done.

I would ask the GP what regulation / legislation prevents the release of the information.

However, I would also provide the surgery with a form of authority to release copies of your medical notes to the Visa doctor.

This avoids the GP from having to write a letter but gets the notes/information where it needs to be.

Best regards

Michael

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They have agreed to give me copies of my notes however I specifically need a letter that provides the responses to specific questions that the visa medical dr has asked, including their professional opinion on my current state.
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 1 year ago.

I wonder if the surgery either want a fee or are concerned about legal liability for the report and are concerned about whether they are covered.

What about simply instructing a doctor at a private hospital to do it. It will be quicker and very possibly cheaper than pursuing the surgery through a solicitor

Michael

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have already told them that i expect to pay for the letter(s). I think that they are just blankly applying rules that do not apply here and do not want to backtrack on what they have said
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
blanketly not blankly!
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 1 year ago.

I agree but they have not have a legal obligation to provide a letter so you cannot force them however unreasonable they are being.

Michael