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Sharing patient information between healthcare professionals – a joint statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists

People using health and social care services are entitled to expect that their personal information will remain confidential. However, people also expect professionals to share information with other members of the care team. Good sharing of information[1], when sharing is appropriate, is as important as maintaining confidentiality. Optometrists, as regulated professionals, are part of the