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 the vast majority of GP practices in Southwark and Lambeth and Bromley. 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.
Work is underway to extend the Local Care Record so that information can be shared between health and social care services across south east London – Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark. This means that south east London care staff will have immediate access to the information they need to give you the right care.
Information sharing across south east London is expected to launch in early 2018.
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 south east London.
To find out more information, please talk to your GP or care 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.