Increasingly, patient medical data is shared e.g. between GP surgeries and other services in order to give clinicians access to the most up to date and accurate information to help care for you safely.
The systems we operate require that any sharing of medical information is consented by patients beforehand. Patients must consent to sharing of their data held at the practice with other health providers (e.g. District nurses, hospital Doctors) on a 'need to know basis'. In this way your personal information contained in your health records is under your control.