HC Deb 29 June 1976 vol 914 c129W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will issue instructions to ENT departments of National Health Service hospitals to make available to the patient concerned a copy of the audiograph record of a hearing test upon request.

Mr. Alfred Morris

Audiograms are part of the confidential medical records of a patient, but a consultant can, at his discretion, give a patient a copy of his audiogram on request. My right hon. Friend does not feel that this is an appropriate matter on which to issue instructions to ENT departments.