Do you need the consent of the adult to make a referral?
No. Whilst adults with capacity have the right to consent or otherwise, there may be a lawful basis to share information under the 2007 Act without this consent.
There is a difference between medical consent and data sharing consent. It is important to be open and transparent with the adult, and vital that all decisions and rationale are recorded. Further information around UK GDPR and consent in respect of data sharing can be found here - Why is consent important? | ICO
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