Confidentiality and Shared Care

Your health care records

We use a common record with community NHS teams (children’s services, podiatry, community nursing and therapy etc) involved in your care so that those treating you can give you the best possible advice and care.

You will not have to repeat information about yourself or your history with different clinicians as they will see this information when you are referred to their service.

All professionals involved in your care will have the full, accurate and up-to-date information immediately.

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. Anyone wanting to look at your healthcare record must:

  • Be involved in caring for you
  • Have a security NHS smartcard with a chip and PIN access

Any access to your record is logged within the system and is fully auditable.

Anyone who has access to your record is trained in confidentiality and is governed by both legal and contractual duties to keep details private.

If you have a sensitive consultation which you do not want to be seen by other units, please ask your GP or nurse to mark it as high privacy.