Joined-up health and care records

We are joining up your health and care records to improve the local services you receive. 

 

What does this mean for you?

Being able to see your health and social care records at any time and in different places means health and care professionals can make quicker and safer decisions about your care.

GP practices and other health and care organisations are joining up the electronic health and care records of all adults and children across the five boroughs in North Central London (Barnet, Camden, Islington, Enfield and Haringey) so that those delivering care can understand all your needs and make the best decisions about your care with you.

Health and care professionals have shared information on paper for many years – we now plan to do this using digital technology. Joining up records across the five boroughs in North Central London is a building block for future plans to join up records across the whole of London but until this happens, your joined-up record will cover these five boroughs.

Most of your current health and care information, such as medication and allergy history, the summary of your care from past hospital stays and future appointments will be included. This will be your recent history as health and care services have not always recorded this information on electronic systems. Sensitive information such as sexual health, HIV status, fertility treatment records, domestic violence and criminal records will not be included.

Over time, it will also include information from other organisations that provide NHS and local authority social care services (we do not currently plan to include children’s social care records) .

If you don’t want to be part of the joined-up record, you can opt out now, or at any point in the future.

 

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Published: Sep 1, 2020