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Sharing your health records

All the information about the care and treatment we provide you is held on a care record. Your care record is stored electronically on a secure system. Healthcare staff will only use this information to make sure you get the right care and support you need. Staff will make sure this information stays confidential and is kept safe.

We want to make sure that whether you are visiting a GP, attending hospital, or being seen by a health professional in the community, that everyone knows the care you need and how you want to be treated. To help us all work together we want to share the information we have so they can continue to support you with the best care and treatment. We call this a ‘shared care record’.

This means everyone who provides your care will have the information they need, when they need it. We will all use the same information to make sure you get the best health and care services we can provide. This means:

  • You get the right treatment for your mental and physical health
  • Everyone has the same information they need to treat you
  • You do not have to repeat your story.

Your health record will only be shared with services that provide you with care or treatment, and on a need to know basis. You can ask that some of your information is made ‘private’. This means it will not be seen by others on your ‘shared care record’.

Talk to your health care worker at the Trust about how you would like your information sharing.


Frequently asked questions

We understand that you may have lots of questions about this, and have made a document containing a list of frequently asked questions to help answer some of these:

Please remember you can always talk to your healthcare professional at the Trust to find out more also.

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