Information Sharing

In and out of the Practice

Patients have the option to share information within their medical records with other services that are providing them care. You also have the option to allow services to share their information with us. This is known as Sharing In and Sharing Out. All the information recorded by other health care professionals forms an important part of your record and it is useful for all healthcare professionals involved in your care to be able to see everything so that they can provide the most appropriate care.

Sharing Out means that information recorded at our practice will be shared with other healthcare providers that you see BUT ONLY if you agree to allow the other healthcare provider to share in

Sharing In means that we can see information recorded at other healthcare providers BUT ONLY if you agree to those healthcare providers to share out from their organisation

Consent must be given at each organisation that treats you and you can change your preference at any time. If we do not have this information recorded already, we may ask you for your consent to share. We cannot override consent so we must ensure that sharing options are up to date all the time. If you have not already informed us of your preference, please complete and print the form below and hand it in to reception so we can update your records.