Reply To: Measuring your pain levels


The best recourse I have found is to keep my own record of treatments given, procedures and so on. For example,, after having the DBS I visited my GP surgery and gave a doctor the details which he entered into the practice records. I think a lot of people imagine that records made in one PCT will become instantly accessible by any other health professional with a computer. This is totally untrue. For some unfathomable reason, computer hackers find the NHS a ‘valid’ target for their attentions – so the security systems used are locked down tighter than a duck’s rear end. It’s a bloody shame because the NHS would work a whole lot better if these vandals weren’t active. They’re probably the same people who inhabit the BBC “have your say” forums, endlessly complaining about the shoddy service.