Letter to Obtain Consent for an Employee Medical Report

The Access to Medical Reports Act 1988 requires that as an Employer you must obtain the Employee’s written consent to approach the Employee’s GP or consultant for a medical report.

This template letter may be used for this purpose.

As an Employer you have a duty of care toward your Employees whilst they are off work due to sickness/absence, this does mean that you should assist in the facilitation of their return to the workplace, to this you may wish or be able to make reasonable adjustment (where practicably possible).

Employers are not duty bound to do so but should try to accommodate where they can do.