Shared Care Record plans to make care more joined up

A new Shared Care Record system will be introduced across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough over the next two years. And aims to provide a join up of the different health and care records that are held about you.
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This is a joint project between local NHS organisations and the councils’ adult social care teams. And will let NHS and social care staff see the existing health and care data about you that is held across different systems via a Shared Care Record when they need it to make decisions about your care.

This will include medical information such as treatments, allergies, test results and medications, as well as any end-of-life care decisions or important facts about your needs.

The Shared Care Record system will only share information needed to help organisations care for you. And will not be used for medical research.

About the 'My Care Record' system that will be used locally

Why sharing data for care is important

NHS and care services want the Shared Care Record to make it easier for them to provide good care for people. And say it will bring big benefits and make services work better for you, for example fewer unnecessary tests as everyone caring for you will see the tests you’ve had.

There’s a lot of work for the NHS to do to switch to this system. And it will take two years before the Shared Care Record is fully launched.

Your data, your choice

The local NHS will run a 12 week “Fair Processing Campaign” in Spring 2022 before the new system goes live. They want people to understand how the system will improve care.

But you will have the right to opt out of your information being shared if you want to.

Get involved in the Patient Experience Group

The Shared Care Record project will take two years before it is fully launched.

And needs help from people who use health or care services to make sure it works for local people. 

Join the Shared Care Record Patient Experience Group. The next meeting in in January and is online.  

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