Im hoping some of you might have some experience of this?
I have called and made a request to see a copy of all my medical notes from the last 18 months, they are sending me out the form.
I feel that I need to see them so that I know what mh profs have written about me, partly because I cant bear that they are writing things about me, and that they can see what each other have written but I dont know what is being written about me. It scares me about what might be there. I also feel I need to read it so that if anyone in my care team cannot be trusted, that should come to light if I read my notes.
My care co-ordinator has said that its within my rights to do this and has supported me to get the number, and has strongly recommended that I have her or C with me when I read them, in case something in there upsets me or I have questions.
My mum has said she understands why I feel I need to see my notes but has advised me to re-think this. She has said that she is concerned that if I am upset by something that is written, or feel that my trust has been broken again because of something that was written (particularly if it was months ago), then I will be left with no support (or saying very little to my care team because I dont trust them) and that in turn will set me back.
Sorry that turned into a bit of a ramble. What I'm trying to ask is has anyone ever requested access to their mh notes and read them through?? What were your experiences of this (both positive and negative very much appreciated!!!)