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Medical Records Of Prisoners

Volume 416: debated on Wednesday 21 January 1981

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether probation officers are given copies of, or sight of, medical records of prisoners and former prisoners; and what restrictions, if any, are applied in granting these officers access to such records.

Access to medical records is restricted to medical staff, but a medical officer could decide that appropriate information from a prisoner's medical record should be made available to another member of staff, including a probation officer.