Connecting Your Care
We’re improving the way we connect your care across south west London. Soon, health and care professionals will be able to access your records from other health and care organisation when you need them to. This will make it quicker and easier for you when you visit your GP or hospital.
Connecting your Care means that professionals involved in your care such as your GP, hospital doctors, nurses and Social Workers and other care organisations will be able to immediately see important information about you through a secure system, to help them make the best decisions about your care, which could be lifesaving in emergency situations.
In the future, we will also be working with other health and care organisations across south west London to share a more detailed care record for you. This means that everyone involved in your care will be able to make the best decisions for your treatment.
The system will not collect or record any new information about you. It just shows the team looking after you important information about you held in several different places, to give them information and help them manage your care. The information is shown to them in a summary screen in what is known as a “read-only” view. This means that the information displayed cannot be changed, it can only be read for information.
Systems similar to “Connecting your Care” already exist in other parts of London, such as in Newham and Homerton, and Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. We have worked closely with those organisations, and some of the technical experts who worked in Lewisham and Greenwich are now working on this project with us to ensure we build on their knowledge and experience.
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