My Care Record enables health and care professionals directly involved in your care to access information about you, even if they work for different organisations or in different locations. This could include GPs, hospital-based clinicians, nurses, health visitors and social workers. For example, a doctor treating you in hospital or a nurse working in the community could view the information they need from your GP record.
My Care Record provides an agreement between all health and care organisations involved to ensure that your information is safe and only used to improve the care you receive.
In some areas, information from care records may also be used to help to plan how we deliver better services for you and the local population as a whole.
My Care Record includes information from your health and care records. This may include but is not exclusive to:
- Name, address, NHS number and phone number
- Medical conditions
- Treatment provided and contact the individual has had with the organisation
- Care plans
- Emergency department treatment
- Discharge summaries
- Medication reviews
- Medical reports
- Care and support plans
- Care plan reviews – adult social care assessments
- Results of investigations, such as x-rays, scans, and laboratory tests
Your information can only be accessed over a secure healthcare network and by professionals who are directly involved in your care.
For more information, including a full list of health and care organisations involved and answers to commonly asked questions, please visit the My Care Record website.