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Access to medical reports

Patients have the right to see reports written about them by a doctor with whom they have a normal doctor-patient relationship.

We guide you through the consent process, advise you on patients' rights and outline your duties plus those of insurance companies or employers who are seeking the reports.

This guidance includes advice on the following issues:

  • Legislation
  • Consent
  • Individuals' rights
  • Seeing the report
  • Amendments
  • Fees
  • Withholding information
  • Doctors' responsibilities
  • Failure to comply with the legislation



Access medical reports (PDF)