Cheshire Care Record – read all about it!

14th January 2016

Health and social care partners have signed off a range of promotional materials to herald the spring launch of the Cheshire Care Record.

Leaflets, posters and data consent forms will be published online and made available in public buildings including libraries, hospitals and GP surgery waiting rooms. A summary of information such as test results, current and past problems, medications, allergies and social care information will be uploaded to the system by care providers including GPs, hospitals and community services, social care, mental health and cancer care.

The record means that:

  • People won’t have to keep repeating their medical or social care history
  • Care professionals will have access to the right information when they need it
  • Duplicate appointments and tests will be reduced
  • People will receive the right treatment and care at the right time and in the most appropriate care setting.

People who don’t want their information shared will be able to opt out by completing a form that will be available in GP practices before the launch.

Cheshire Care Record partners include GP practices plus East Cheshire NHS Trust, Cheshire East Council, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG.

CCG strategy and transformation director Fleur Blakeman said: “The care record is a key enabler of the Caring Together transformation programme as it will make it much easier for health and care professionals to join up care around people’s needs.”

For more information on the Cheshire Care Record, email programme manager Jackie Millar: jmm@mhmc.co.uk.

 

Father and toddler son on sofa with personal computers

Watch this space for further news of the record launch.

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