Hi everyone and welcome to Bristol Grandparents Support Group blog. Although we are Bristol based we have grandparents from all over the UK and beyond as members.

It is estimated that over one million children in the UK are denied contact with their grandparents due to family breakdown which may have been caused by divorce/separation, alcohol/drug dependency,domestic violence,bereavement or family feud.
Every child has the right to have contact with their grandparents
if they wish and unless proven unsafe for them to do so. To deny contact from a parent or grandparent has to become as socially unacceptable as drink driving.
I hope to keep you up to date with what is going on in BGSG and I shall continue to campaign for the rights of children to have a loving and meaningful relationship with both parents and their extended family. So please join in as good to hear your views, not just mine!
I also will support via Skype.
There is no membership fee to be part of Bristol Grandparents Support Group.
Esther Rantzen says, " To every grandparent, links of love can never be broken in our hearts."

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Saturday 18 August 2012

Write to your GP, on access to medical records.

I have posted about this issue before, but would suggest that we revisit it.
There are cases of some resident parents asking for access to their children's medical records and it being refused.
If the parent has Parental Responsibility then they have a right to see medical records.
 May I suggest that everyone drops a line to their own Doctors Surgery, address to practise manager to flag up this issue.
This is a template of letter if you wish to use it.

Dear ...........,
 It has become clear around the UK that some resident parents, with Parental Responsibility, after a separation/divorce,are having difficulties with some Doctors surgeries in accessing their child's medical records.
It is my understanding that very often it is through lack of training that some staff within the practice are unaware of the rights of a parent with PR.
I am just flagging this issue up, for you, and have added the link to GMC guidance.


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