Shared Care Record

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People living in Herefordshire and Worcestershire will soon get better, safer care and treatment, thanks to the introduction of joined-up health and care records.

Currently, local health and care services hold their own separate records about people. The Shared Care Record, due to launch during Summer 2021, will bring together a person’s separate records into a structured, easy-to-read format. This will give health and care professionals directly involved in an individual’s care, a more complete view of the care and treatment they have received across all services.

It will mean, for instance, a doctor in a hospital, or a paramedic who attends a 999 call will be able to access the same crucial information as a GP, such as details of allergies and current medications – bringing potentially life-saving benefits.

The Shared Care Record will make this information available at the touch of a button to those health and care professionals providing direct care for an individual.

Read more about the Shared Care Record on the Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG website.

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