Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
Find out what medical history is, to find out if could have the same illness or pass on.

Yours faithfully,

Stella

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Ms Povey,

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 was unclear but appeared to ask for general information, it did not fall under the provisions of the Act. It will be answered as general correspondence in due course.

You may find it helpful to refer to the Information Commissioner’s ‘How to access information from a public body’ webpage. It includes advice for requesters on how to communicate effectively with public authorities, and how to word requests to get the best result. Future correspondence is less likely to be refused if framed in accordance with these guidelines.

https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/off...

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

Our ref: DE-1306220
 
Dear Ms Povey,
 
Thank you for your correspondence of 16 February about medical records. I
have been asked to reply.

The Freedom of Information Act only applies to recorded information such
as paper or electronic archive material. As your correspondence asked for
general information, rather than requesting recorded information or
documentation, it did not fall under the provisions of the Act.

Moreover, it is not clear what information you are requesting, so your
request cannot be considered as general correspondence.

I am sorry I cannot be more helpful.

Yours sincerely,
 
Lucy Ogan
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health and Social Care
 

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