Local Care Record extends into Adult Social Care
The Local Care Record enables care professionals to view a patient’s medications, previous treatments and test results when it’s needed, at the touch of a button.
In November 2019, the Local Care Record was extended to adult social care to better join up treatment and support for local people. This extension into the social care system enables sharing of electronic information between healthcare organisations involved in the Local Care Record and Adult Social Care Services in the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth.
Healthcare professionals can now view key information from a Council service user’s Adult Social Care record. This includes support type, social worker details, summary information regarding assessments, case notes and care packages in place.
Care professionals working in Adult Social Care services in Lambeth and Southwark councils can now also view a selection of important information from local healthcare organisations including medications, visits to hospital and GP contact details.
This will make treatment safer and quicker by allowing health and adult social care professionals to have relevant health and care information available. This means that hospital and community professionals such as doctors, nurses and care workers are all able to make decisions about care using the most up-to-date information.
The Local Care Record connects GP practices in Southwark, Lambeth and Bromley with Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts. It allows professionals from a range of services to access accurate electronic patient information about the people they are caring for - helping them to offer the right care at the right time.
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 on the Local Care Record webpage, there is also information available in GP surgeries, hospitals and community services in south east London.
Protecting your information in the Local Care Record is vitally important. The confidentiality of the patient and their data is carefully protected and safeguarded every time it is used. Only those health care professionals directly involved in care will be able to access your information in the Local Care Record. It is essential to keep patient data safe and secure.
Find out more about the Local Care Record.