Can I share a patient's records with other members of the healthcare team? - The MDU
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Can I share a patient's records with other members of the healthcare team?

2 January 2015

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.

Data sharing for so-called 'secondary purposes' such as the care.data project, is an evolving area and you are advised to seek specific MDU advice.

This guidance was correct at publication on 02/01/2015. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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