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.
The practice is changing how it reviews patients with long term conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or asthma. We are going to streamline the process which will result in patients being asked to attend a fewer number of appointments. From April onwards we are now going to review patients according to their month of