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Shared Care Guidelines

What is a Shared Care Agreement?

A Shared Care Agreement is an agreement between a patient, their GP, and their hospital consultant.

It enables the care and treatment received for a specific health condition to be shared between the hospital and your GP.

This will only occur with the patient’s agreement and when the condition is stable or predictable.

A Shared Care Agreement contains information about the medicine involved, the guidance on prescribing and monitoring and the responsibilities of the consultant (in the hospital), the GP and the patient.

For a Shared Care Agreement to work effectively, everyone involved must understand and follow it and communicate effectively.

Shared Care Policies

The current agreed Shared Care Guidelines can be found below.

SOP for Mental Health Shared Care Policy

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