Health and care professionals provide care as a local team. This means that the right people can work together to ensure your care is planned and co-ordinated. They work within strict rules and focus on getting the best outcomes for their patients. They are ethically accountable to their professional bodies for their actions, including on what is appropriate to share and when. Sharing is subject to strict written agreements and/or contracts on how it will be used with tight controls to maintain confidentiality and security.
Dear Patients, We have noticed an increasing number of patients requesting GP letters to expedite appointments due to extended waiting times at hospitals. We understand the frustration caused by waiting times for outpatient appointments. This is outside of our control and is the making of a struggling NHS with an imbalance of demand and capacity