The benefits of sharing your medical information?
So that health and social care professionals directly involved in your care have access to the most up-to date medical information about you. This allows the professionals caring for you to more fully understand your needs and means you only have to tell your history once. Additional benefits are:
- Faster and easier access to up-to-date medical information which could save lives
- More secure than paper based access to medical information
- Supports the improvement of the safety and quality of patient care
- Enables safer delivery of emergency care especially if you are too ill to communicate
Medical information will be shared for the purpose of direct care unless patients complete a form available from the reception desk to opt put.
Please see the attached leaflet for further information on sharing your medical information to improve your care:
Sharing your information to improve your care leaflet
What information will be shared ?
This data sharing reference guide shows how your medical information can be shared.
Data Sharing Reference Guide
What if I decide I don't want to share my medical information?
If you don't want your medical information to be shared for the purpose of direct care please complete a form that is available from the reception desk to opt out.