Who Will Access My Record and When?

Your record will be accessed by Healthcare Professionals when you are referred for treatment or care.

Your information will only be accessed by relevant professionals who care for you. The only information that will be viewed will be relevant to treatment or care plans that need to be put in place for your needs.     

For example, a GP or consultant may have a different level of access to view records than a social care professional. There will be some pieces of your information which will not be shared for legal and data protection purposes. This includes more sensitive and confidential information.

The sharing of records is to improve the care you receive day to day. This isn’t about third parties such as researchers or insurance companies. It is for local health and social care services that need your help to improve your care.