Patient Consent

When Vision Anywhere is used in a Shared Care Setting a consent model is implemented to ensure that a legitimate relationship exists with a patient, before their record can be viewed:

Consent Reasons

The clinician must record patient consent, confirming that the patient has given permission to access their record by selecting the most appropriate option. These reasons are agreed with the shared care service, examples are given below:

  • General practice registration - The patient is actually registered to the clinician's home practice.
  • Expressed patient consent to access - Patient has given consent.
  • Self-claimed relationship:
    • It is in the best interest of the patient.
    • There is a court order.
    • It is in the public interest.
  • External access - User is not a GP/hub user and are accessing the patient outside of the service, for example, an auditor.
  • Emergency consent - Emergency access for urgent treatment, for example, patient incapacitated.

If a patient has dissented to share their record with the service, when a consent reason is chosen, the message 'Please note that the patient has withdrawn consent from this service' displays.

If appropriate, select Record a consultation without consent to proceed:

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