Which medical reports are covered by the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988?
The Access to Medical Reports Act 1988 covers reports that are "prepared by a medical practitioner who is or has been responsible for the clinical care of the individual". Care is defined as including examination, investigation or diagnosis for the purposes of, or in connection with, any form of medical treatment. Therefore, reports produced by the employee's own GP or consultant would be covered. A report produced by an organisation's own occupational health practitioner could also be covered if the practitioner has been involved in the employee's treatment, even past treatment unrelated to the employee's current medical condition.