Can my Shared Record be accessed without my permission?
The NHS has a legal duty to disclose information without consent in the prevention of terrorism, road traffic incidents or with a Court Order. This legal duty extends to other Acts, i.e. Crime and Disorder and the Children’s Act, but we will always consider obtaining consent. In addition, your record may be accessed in a medical emergency. If someone is unconscious or too unwell to give their permission the system will allow a healthcare professional to view the patient’s Shared Record without permission. All access attempts to your record are recorded and fully auditable.
This initiative now also includes Devon Partnership Trust, North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Virgincare. Remember YOU have to give consent for anyone to access your information.
Please also note our Fair Processing Notice which is also on view in the surgery waiting room:
Fair Processing Notice