Your health record and sharing of information
Your health record includes your medical history, details about your medication and any allergies you may have.
At a time of emergency or crisis it's important that clinicians can securely access your recent medical history so that they can understand the best way to help you. They may have to give access to other NHS organisations. This means that if you need to see an out of hours doctor or require treatment at an acute hospital for example, your health records can be quickly and easily accessed by clinicians to help tailor the medical support you need.
Your information will only be shared with other healthcare services if you give your explicit consent.
You will only be asked to share your medical information if the clinician feels it will benefit your care. If you don't want a clinician from another healthcare service to be able to view your health record, you can say so at the point at which the clinician asks you.
Your information will only be used by the clinician to help determine the most appropriate medical support for you. Your health records won't be shared with any other organisation or used for any non-clinical need.
If you have any concerns or need further information, please speak with your practice or contact Wiltshire CCG on WCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patient Advice and Liaison Service 0300 123 2103.
We are very pleased that so many of our patients are very good at keeping themselves healthy. We encourage you to take up our offers of vaccinations (against 'flu, shingles etc) and also to keep up with various screening programmes (mammograms, bowel cancer screening etc) and regular healthchecks, and we are delighted that so many of you do. This section of the website is designed to give you information to help you to help yourself. Keep checking back as we will add to it from time to time.
Become an Antibiotic Guardian
One way you can help youselves (and us!) is by becoming an Antibiotic Guardian. This is a campaign started by Public Health England to improve knowledge of and protect against antibiotic resistance. The following are some useful links to leaflets explaining about the ways in which you can treat yourselves without the use of antibiotics, and when they can and cannot be useful.