Health and Social Care Professionals - Your information will be shared with the team who are caring for you and are providing treatment to you.
However, the NHS and other agencies, including social services and private healthcare organisations work together so we may need to share information about you, with other professionals and services involved in your care.
We do this in order to provide the most appropriate treatment and support for you, and your carers, or when the welfare of other people is involved. We will only share your information in this way if we have your consent and it is considered necessary.
You have the right to refuse/withdraw your consent to information sharing at any time. Please discuss this with your relevant health care professional as this could have implications in how you receive further care, including delays in you receiving care.
However, a person’s right to confidentiality is not absolute and there may be other circumstances when we must share information from your patient record with other agencies. In these rare circumstances we are not required to have your consent.
Examples of this are:
If there is a concern that you are putting yourself at risk of serious harm
If there is concern that you are putting another person at risk of serious harm
If there is concern that you are putting a child at risk of harm
If we have been instructed to do so by a Court
If the information is essential for the investigation of a serious crime
If you are subject to the Mental Health Act (1983), there are circumstances in which your ‘nearest relative’ must receive information even if you object
If your information falls within a category that needs to be notified for public health or other legal reasons, such as certain infectious diseases
The information from your patient record will only be used for purposes that benefit your care - we would never share it for marketing or insurance purposes.
Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE) formerly known as the Hampshire Health Record, is a local health and social care record which brings together information from participating Health and Care organisations i.e. GP practices, community providers, acute hospitals and social care providers.
From your patient record we share your name, address, contacts i.e. your next of kin, diagnosis, allergies and alerts as well as information about your appointments, care plans, immunisations and referrals, with CHIE. If you do not want your information shared with CHIE, please discuss this with your healthcare professional.
NHS Patient Survey Programme (NPSP) is part of the government’s commitment to ensure patient feedback is used to inform the improvement and development of NHS services. We may share your contact information with an NHS approved contractor to be used for the purpose of the NPSP.
NHS Digital, on behalf of NHS England assess the effectiveness of the care provided by publicly-funded services - we have to share information from your patient record such as referrals, assessments, diagnoses, activities (e.g. taking a blood pressure test) and in some cases, your answers to questionnaires on a regular basis to meet our NHS contract obligations.
You have the right to object to us sharing your information to NHS Digital – this will not affect your care in any way. For information about how you can Opt-Out of sharing your data with NHS Digital please click on this link
You can find more about what personal information we share, to whom and for what purpose by clicking here. If you need further information, you can email our Data Protection Officer.