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Shared care record

Your local health and care services are working more closely together to provide a joined-up service to meet your needs.

Working together improves the quality of care because the clinicians and other professionals involved in your treatment have the best information on which to base their decisions.

It removes the need for you to repeat your story to different clinicians, thereby saving you time and frustration. It also makes the services themselves more efficient.

In order to achieve this goal, it is important that clinicians and other health and care professionals involved in a person’s care are able to view the relevant records as and when appropriate.

Anonymised treatment data is also used to help monitor and improve the quality of the services you receive.

There are very strict rules to control how and when records are used and they lay out what your rights are as part of this process.

For more information on this, click here.