What is shared about me?
In the past, your health and social care records were shared with other care professionals by fax, letter, or even a telephone call.
This is not the most reliable way to share important personal information. Share Your Care means that important information about you is available immediately and securely to those who are caring for you, at whatever time of day they need it.
Rest assured that not everyone looking after you is able to see every detail in your records. Which information a professional can access depends on their role in your care. A hospital consultant might need to see all of your records, but others might have restricted access.
Share Your Care information will eventually include:
- Medication you’ve been prescribed and changes to your prescriptions
- Contact details for you, your next of kin and those involved in your care
- Medical conditions or allergies you may have
- Radiology and pathology reports (X-rays and blood tests)
- Key documents such as care plans, test results and letters about treatment and referrals
- Details of the operations and medical procedures you’ve received
- Your hospital, GP and social care appointments
- Type and frequency of social care.
Find out which information is currently being shared and accessed by different organisations in your area.