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  • If you see more than one healthcare professional, tell each of them about other treatments you are having or medication you are taking.
  • Healthcare professionals cannot share information with other healthcare professionals without your consent, so it is important to give them your permission if you would like this to happen. There are some exceptions to this, as healthcare professionals must report cases of particular diseases or child abuse.
  • Your general practitioner (GP) is often the best person to coordinate all your healthcare needs.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015