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What about confidentiality and consent?

When you talk with a health professional in private you will expect that what is said remains confidential. This principle is central to trust between patients and their doctor or other health professionals. Details of your care and treatment, including anything you tell us, remain confidential and will only be shared within our multidisciplinary clinical team (which includes health and social care staff).


All health professionals are bound by law and professional codes of conduct to this duty of confidentiality to their patients.


We will ask for your consent before sharing any information with friends, family members and carers.


Once you have been discharged, we will write to your GP, health visitor, obstetrician, midwife and social worker (if you have one).


Occasionally there may be serious concerns for your safety or for the safety of others. In these circumstances we have a responsibility to discuss relevant information with other agencies, including social services, who can offer help, support and protection.


In most cases, you have the right to access you health records. You can discuss this with your doctor or named nurse. You can also do this by writing to the Medical Records Manager, Leverndale Hospital, 510 Crookston Road, Glasgow, G53 7TU.