Clinical information may need to be shared with other members of the team for the 'primary purpose' of ensuring the patient's proper care and treatment.
Patients should be told why, when and with whom their information will be shared, and if they object their views should usually be respected. An exception might be where disclosure is justified in the public interest.
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