News from our partners: Electronic system for health records, One Health and Care, being extended to county
News from our partners Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
|Patient records in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will soon be available electronically for health and social care practitioners to view. These records will be ready to go live in summer 2021.|
This means a doctor in a hospital, or a paramedic who attends a 999 call, will be able to access the same crucial information as a GP when they need it. In some situations, knowing details of any allergies, medications or long-term conditions could potentially save lives.
Andrew Roberts, Clinical Lead for the integrated care record said:
Currently, local health and care services hold separate pieces of information about patients – which isn’t easily accessible between different organisations.
With the new system, health practitioners will have access to up-to-date records for their citizens’ medical and care needs, making care safer and reducing duplication. It will prevent patients being asked for information repeatedly and ensure that their care preferences are shared and understood by all those caring for them.
Andrew Roberts said:
To explain the new system to local people, we are launching a ‘Fair Processing’ campaign today (Monday 10 May 2021) which will run for 12 weeks. It will promote the benefits of integrated care records, and also explain how people can opt out if they wish to.
Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS is working in partnership with local NHS organisations, councils and system suppliers to develop the electronic integrated care records system, which will be rolled out across the local area from summer 2021.
However, if you have concerns or want to know more information you can visit https://stwics.org.uk/about-us/one-health-and-care or email email@example.com