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Does your GP keep all your medical records?

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    Does your GP keep all your medical records since birth or only the records since you joined that particular GP?

    (Original post by historeek)
    Does your GP keep all your medical records since birth or only the records since you joined that particular GP?
    I'm pretty sure it's only since you joined the GP. That's why it can be a pain to go to a different GP and have to explain your entire life story to them again.

    "If you have changed your address and have moved outside your GP practice area you should register with a new GP practice as soon as possible.* When you have done this your records will be sent to your new GP practice."

    So your records are transferred to your new GP when you change them. They just have too many records that they don't commonly read through your whole history. Your record might have hundreds of records of you coming in with a cold. So instead of sifting through it they only check it if you don't know the answer (like if you got certain vaccines when you were little) or if they need more information (if you have an illness needing continuous treatment)
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