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Consent to share clinical information in the eye department

What is my consent to share information needed for?

The professionals in the Eye Care Team (orthoptists, nurses, optometrist and ophthalmologists) need to be able to share information about you and your child with other professionals and members of the health care team (such as teachers including those from the service for children with a sensory impairment).

Examples of the information we may need to share are: details of your child’s eye condition, vision and appointment details.

Why do you need to share this information?

In order to give the best possible care, we want to share information about your child with others who can support your child further.

How will the information be used?

The information provided by the eye care team may be used to provide advice and support to other professionals so your child gets the maximum benefit.

How will the information be shared?

The information will be shared with authorised people in a secure manner. This may be verbally, by written reports or electronically.

How will my child benefit?

Other professionals working with your child will receive timely and accurate information so that your child’s individual needs can be met appropriately.

Will this information be treated confidentially?

Yes, you and your child’s information with be treated with confidentiality. For more information about how we use your information, please visit our resource.

What if I change my mind after giving consent?

You can withdraw your permission at any time. Please inform a member of the eye care team.

What if I do not give permission?

If you do not give permission, the treatment and care of your child at Sheffield Children’s by the eye care team will not be affected in any way.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Eye Department on 0114 271 7468.

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: EYE7

Resource Type: Article

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