Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
I would like to access my late fathers medical records so that my medical issues can be looked at properly. He was never diagnosed but ended up on dialysis and passed suddenly. I would love to know whether this is my future.
The biggest issue in getting his records is due to him never residing in the uk, but lived and died in South Africa. Is there a way to access this information ?
Dear Ms Haddon,
Thank you for your email.
The Freedom of Information Act only applies to recorded information such as paper or electronic archive material. As your correspondence asked for general information and advice rather than requesting recorded information or documentation, it did not fall under the provisions of the Act. It will be answered as general correspondence in due course.
Department of Health and Social Care
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