Medical reports: Obtain a medical report on an employee

When to use this workflow

Use this workflow to obtain a medical report on an employee's health or medical condition, in accordance with the requirements of the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988 and the Data Protection Act 1998.

The workflow could be used where the employee has had frequent, persistent short-term sickness absences or is on long-term sickness absence.

This workflow is an example of a legally compliant process. Where your organisation's own procedures go beyond the procedure set out in this workflow, you should follow these.

Workflow authors: Produced by the XpertHR editorial team with the assistance of Andrew Peters.

Key Steps

  • Request employee's consent to the medical report
  • Request medical report, confirming employee wishes to see it, and notify employee that report has been requested
  • Review report and take any appropriate action
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