The Local Shared Record

The Local Shared Record

The Local Shared Care Record project will enable us to bring together your information and present this to the professional caring for you, but only once they have your permission and if your GP practice have agreed to enable this.


How it works

The Local Shared Care Record securely connects different medical and care computer systems together.
When your records are requested, it collects the information from the different systems and shows the information to the requestor. None of the information it collects is stored and none of it can be changed. Because it collects the information only when it is needed, the information is always accurate and as up to date as possible.
Before any information is collected or displayed to a care professional, that professional must have your consent to view your record. Your consent is recorded on the system so that we know exactly who has accessed what information and when. The GP who holds the original record can see who has viewed it and that you have given consent.
The Local Shared Care Record uses the secure NHS network to retrieve the information and displays a read only view for the care professional to use to support the delivery of care at that specific point in time


What information will be shared?
The shared record will contain a summary of the most up-to-date, relevant health information which includes things such as:

  • Recent diagnosis and test results
  • Allergies
  • Medications and treatment
  • Any current or past (and significant) illnesses
  • Encounters and referrals

What does it mean to you?
For you, the shared care record means that you have:

  • Joined up safer care
  • More time spent on your care
  • All of your information in one place

All of which adds up to safer and better care for YOU!

You have the right to stop information that identifies you from being shared, locally, and/or nationally, outside your GP Practice. To opt out, you just need to let a member of staff know.

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