25 June 2020

Medical Filofax? - by Laurie

In light of Steve's medical emergency and the fact that we're in the middle of a global pandemic, I thought it would be a good time to talk about having medical information pages in your Filofax. It might be an uncomfortable or scary topic, but good to think about just in case.

Several years ago when my family and I moved frequently and my kids were little, I had pages in my Filofax with medical information, recent illnesses and treatments, medications, etc. Now that we have been living in the same place with the same doctor for several years now, I don't keep that information anymore. Where we live, if we had to go to the doctor or hospital, they would have access to our medical data on their computer, so I don't feel like I need to carry it with me everywhere. But it's probably a good idea for me to have some information like our blood types in case of emergency. I do have a page with all of our insurance numbers, our doctor contact details, etc.

For anyone with chronic medical conditions or medications it's always a good idea to keep emergency medical information on you either in the form of an alert bracelet, information pages, etc.

Do you keep medical information in your Filofax for you and/ or your family members?


  1. Yes, I used my pages only last week for the ambulance crew when taken into hospital for a doube ankle fracture to my right ankle. They said they hadn't seen a Filofax in years yet were so glad I was so organized with info about my medicines dosages and relevant edical conditions. Meant I didn't forget any important info. I don't have any pets, but if I did would keep similar info for them too.Proved so useful to hand over.

  2. I have always kept an emergency page in my planners-in the front of my contacts section and in some cases, on the “personal” page in front of my calendar/diary.
    Now that we all seem to carry cell phones, or wear Fitbits/Smart watches, I keep all important medical and personal info in my online “wallet” or in the iOS “Health” app that comes installed. Police and emergency personnel can access that information without knowing your password from the lock screen, if you set it up that way.
    Old or young, if you take medication, under a doctors care for a chronic condition-or just alive- you need to keep your emergency personal information with you always.

  3. Apologies for the typos, in bed in agony here!!! Painkillers arriving later on via the gp's surgery nurse. xx