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Derbyshire Health Care Records

What Does This Information Contain?
What does this Information Contain?

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...
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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 drugs that you’re allergic to.

If you have chosen not to opt out...
If you have Chosen not to Opt Out...

Information held on your records may be securely shared with appropriate professionals who are working with you to provide support, so your information is available when it is needed most.

However, health and social care professionals will still ask for your explicit consent to view certain information when treating and supporting you, which means that you are always presented with an option to agree or disagree.

You Can Be Sure That...
  • Systems hold your information safely and securely
    Systems hold your information safely and securely
  • Staff are trained in the importance of handling your information confidentially
    Staff are trained in the importance of handling your information confidentially
  • Access to your records on systems can be restricted if they are sensitive or private, which means they will not be visible in another care setting
    Access to your records on systems can be restricted if they are sensitive or private, which means they will not be visible in another care setting
  • Information is only shared with organisations that have the necessary accredited systems and processes that ensure confidential information is protected
    Information is only shared with organisations that have the necessary accredited systems and processes that ensure confidential information is protected
  • Your information is not sold, or passed on, to organisations for commercial or marketing purposes
    Your information is not sold, or passed on, to organisations for commercial or marketing purposes
  • You can decide what information is not to be shared between professionals or organisations
    You can decide what information is not to be shared between professionals or organisations
Do you have any questions?