Confidentiality - Carers
What are the rules for carers?
You may want a carer, family member, or friend to know about your treatment. If this is what you want, make sure you tell the professionals involved in your care. It may be easier to fill in a consent form. You can find an example form here.
You do not have to let professionals share information with your carer, family, or friends. If you tell a professional not to share information with anyone then they should respect your wishes.
Your carers and family members may try to contact professionals without your consent. They may ask for information about you. Sometimes, they may want to share information or concerns about you. Professionals can listen to your carers and family, and take their views into account.
If you are a carer you might want information about your relative. You can find more information about ‘Confidentiality and information sharing: for carers, friends and relatives’ here.
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