§ 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.