Access to Medical Reports

If a patient wishes to see a medical report, this must be marked clearly by attaching a piece of paper to the report so that it is not sent off inadvertently.

When the report is ready we will contact the patient and asked to come and view the report.

When they have had the chance to read the report, they must sign a declaration on both copies of the report as follows:

‘I have read the attached report of …’ (enter number of pages) pages.

The report will then be sent and the copy will be retained at the surgery.

If there is something that a patient objects to, they should make a routine appointment to discuss the report with the doctor who has written it. They cannot take a copy of the report away in the meantime – ‘because the doctor wants to discuss the medical content of the report’.