Sharing your information with Health and Social Care Professionals
Your Health and Social Care records contain information recorded by professionals who are involved in your care. This information might be details of your appointments, assessments, medications, or anything that would help a health or social care professional to support you.
It's a good idea for everyone to make that information available in case they need care or help in an emergency - particularly people with certain health conditions or illnesses.
Professionals can provide better care and work more effectively and efficiently if relevant information about you can be shared among agencies providing your support. Sharing your records means health and social care workers have your most up to date information. It also means you don't have to repeatedly provide the same facts, have unnecessary tests and it would prevent you being given medicine that you're allergic to.
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