Sharing Your Information with Health and Social Care Professionals:
This information might be details of your appointments, assessments, medications, or anything that would help a health or social care professional to support you.
It’s a good idea for everyone to make that information available in case they need care or help in an emergency - particular people with certain health conditions or illness.
It will allow professionals to provide better care and work more effectively and efficiently if relevant information about you can be share among agencies providing your support. Sharing your records means health and social care workers have your most up to date information. It also means you don’t have to repeatedly provide the same facts, have unnecessary tests and it would prevent you being given medicine that you're allergic to.
Duty of Care
We will always seek your consent before we check another organisation's record and files holding your information.
The only exception is our 'Duty of Care', which means that confidentiality can be over-ridden. This would happen if, for instance, there are safeguarding concerns about someone’s welfare or in a medical emergency and consent cannot be obtained. Only authorised health and social care staff involved in your care would be able to access your information, and only specifically to be able to do their job, or to help another professional to give you care.
Please call into surgery for a leaflet on Sharing Your Information