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Access to Medical Reports Act 1988

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5Consent to supplying of report and correction of errors

(1)Where an individual has been given access to a report under section 4 above the report shall not be supplied in response to the application in question unless the individual has notified the medical practitioner that he consents to its being so supplied.

(2)The individual shall be entitled, before giving his consent under subsection (1) above, to request the medical practitioner to amend any part of the report which the individual considers to be incorrect or misleading; and, if the individual does so, the practitioner—

(a)if he is to any extent prepared to accede to the individual’s request, shall amend the report accordingly;

(b)if he is to any extent not prepared to accede to it but the individual requests him to attach to the report a statement of the individual’s views in respect of any part of the report which he is declining to amend, shall attach such a statement to the report.

(3)Any request made by an individual under subsection (2) above shall be made in writing.

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