BMA guidance

Giving patients access to medical reports

Steps for doctors to take when a patient asks to see their medical reports.
Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Wednesday 22 January 2020
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Patients have the right to see reports written about them by a doctor with whom they have a 'normal' doctor-patient relationship.

 

What you'll get from this guide

  • Be taken through the consent process
  • Learn about patients' rights
  • Your duties plus those of insurance companies or employers who are seeking the reports
Topics
  • Legislation
  • Consent
  • Individuals' rights
  • Seeing the report
  • Amendments
  • Fees
  • Withholding information
  • Doctors' responsibilities
  • Failure to comply with the legislation