Medical report during employment (employee’s doctor)—letter to employee requesting report

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Medical report during employment (employee’s doctor)—letter to employee requesting report

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[insert date]

[insert employee’s name and address]

Private and confidential

Dear [insert name]

Consent to medical report from your doctor

Following [your meeting with [insert name] on [insert date]], we would like to obtain your consent to our obtaining a written report from your [GP OR consultant] about your health. This may involve the need for a medical examination.

We need to take this step to enable us to [assess your fitness for and likely return to work AND/OR establish if there is any underlying health reason for your frequent absences from work AND/OR plan the work in your department, and assess the impact of your absence from or resumption of duties on workflow and resources AND/OR assess the effect of your condition on your day-to-day activities AND/OR consider the range of reasonable adjustments we may need to make AND/OR consider any short-term measures we can put in place for a phased return to work AND/OR administer

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