Should I show a medical report for an insurance company to the patient first?

Patients have a statutory right of access to medical reports for insurance purposes, as set out in the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988.

Whether they exercise this right or not, it can be helpful to share a report with the patient before you disclose it, so they have a chance to correct any factual inaccuracies. This also ensures the patient's consent remains in place.

Contact us for specific advice about patients' right to see reports and what to do if they object to the content.

This page was correct at publication on 21/01/2022. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.