First of all apologies if this is being posted on the wrong kind of forum, but I am having a devil of a job trying to locate any advice or information. I hope someone will be able to help.
I recently received a call from my GP to say my records had been flagged due to me being sectioned under the mental health act for phsychotic episodes in 2001
To cut a long story short, it became obvious that it was an error. I initially tried to see the funny side but after some thinking, I realised that an error of this kind could potentially have some serious implications. None more than the fact my job requires a fairly detailed security clearance and if something like this was flagged I could lose my job.
I have made an informal request to view my records and the GP practice are being very helpful in getting it arranged asap (I go in next week).
My question is, what sort of things should I be looking for and also what questions should I be asking. The obvious ones I have thought of are:
- Have I been given all the information in my records.
- When was this information entered into my records
- Who entered it
- Why was it entered
- How was the error found
- Who else has access to my records (other government depts?)
I am extremely concerned about this kind of information being associated with my records and although the practice is being extremely helpful, I am concerned about where else this information has managed to deposit itself.
Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.