Local Care Record
Health and social care services have a duty to keep complete, accurate and up-to-date information about your treatment and support. At times, services need to share some of your information with others that are supporting you, so that you can receive the best possible care. The Local Care Record is supporting this by putting in place a secure way of sharing information electronically between local health and care professionals involved in your care.
The Local Care Record enables care professionals to view a patient’s medications, previous treatments, test results and any other relevant care information, when it’s needed and at the touch of a button. This is helping to improve the care people receive by making the sharing of information faster, safer and more secure.
The Local Care Record currently connects the electronic patient record systems at Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital (including the Princess Royal University Hospital) and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts with all GP practices in Southwark and Lambeth. We are also in the process of connecting the system to GP practices in Bromley, allowing us to provide better care to more of our local population. This means that hospital and community professionals such as doctors, nurses and care workers are all able to make decisions about your care using the most up-to-date information about you.
We have engaged with local people about the Local Care Record, to provide as much relevant information as possible, and to answer any questions you may have. In addition to the information below, there is also information available in GP surgeries, hospitals and community services in Southwark, Lambeth and Bromley.
To find out more information, please talk to your GP or healthcare professional, or if you wish for your information not to be shared please read this form and call 020 7188 8801 or email gst-tr.GSTPALS@nhs.net.