This guide is to help Carers and families understand consent, confidentiality and sharing of information, where the person they care for has a mental illness, dementia, learning disability, autism, personality disorder or other related condition.  It will also guide health and social care practitioners, who can find themselves in difficult situations around the sharing of information. Maintaining and keeping the best interests of a patient in mind is vital. So is having clear, open channels of communication with those who care for them.

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