Share2Care can only be accessed by health and care professionals who are responsible for your direct care or treatment. It cannot be utilised for any other purposes and isn’t accessible in any way, shape or form, by third parties such as researchers or insurance companies.
Additionally, the clinicians who can access your personal medical information, are only authorised to view data that is directly relevant to the care or treatment they are providing you with. For example, a GP or consultant may have a different level of access to view records than a social care professional. There will also be some parts of your data that will not be shared for legal and data protection purposes. This includes more sensitive and confidential information.
So what types of information can the health and care professionals who have controlled access to your care records see? Well, the range of information that can be viewed via Share2Care includes; data around diagnoses, clinical correspondence, procedures, radiology, pathology, appointment history, social history and medication.
That said, it’s important to remember that the core aim of Local Health and Care Records (LHCRs) like Share2Care is to improve outcomes for patients and service users like you, through ensuring that clinicians are able to access information they need about their patients, to support them in their decision making purely in regards to direct care.