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.