How your records are used to help you
With your consent, relevant parts of your named health record can be shared to help other professionals to provide the right care for you. For example, if you have to visit an accident and emergency department, if the doctor is able to view your health records, they can be sure they understand enough about your medical history, current medication and treatment to treat you safely and effectively.
Other professionals who could ask to view your records include community nurses, ambulance services or social care workers. You will be asked for your consent before anyone is able to view these records, unless you are unable to make such a choice through incapacity or severe injury.
We may also use information in your records, in a non-identifiable form, to help us plan your future healthcare need. This might include identifying risks to help prevent illness in the first place, planning for extra services in your area and helping people to plan, buy and keep track of health services.
Any sharing of your named record will be in line with the NHS Code of Practice for Confidentiality, which you can find out more about on our website.
We will never share your information with other third parties, such as insurance companies, without your explicit consent.
If you have concerns about what information is held or shared about you, or want to change or correct information in your record please discuss this with your GP or another member of the practice team. If, after discussion, you wish to restrict or prevent use of your information outside of the practice please tell them and they will make the necessary arrangements.