Sharing your Information
Your health and social care records contain important information about you.
We’ll always keep your information safe and never sell it or pass it on.
And making that information available to health and social care staff involved in your care means everyone can work together to give you the best support we can.
What Does This Information Contain?
Professionals can Provide Better Care…
…and work more effectively and efficiently if relevant information about you can be shared 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 drugs that you’re allergic to.
If you have Chosen not to Opt Out…
Information held on your records may be securely shared with appropriate professionals who are working with you to provide support, so your information is available when it is needed most.
However, health and social care professionals will still ask for your explicit consent to view certain information when treating and supporting you, which means that you are always presented with an option to agree or disagree.