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Cheshire Care Record

Sharing health records to ensure better care

The Cheshire Care Record is a collaboration between GP, hospital, community, mental health and social care services provided across Cheshire. If you have already told your GP that you don’t want your health data to be shared, you may wish to reconsider and ask your GP to share your data locally so that a Cheshire Care Record can be created for you.

Whether you are visiting your GP, attending hospital, or being seen in your own home or health centre by a community nurse or social worker, we want you to get the best care. We can only do this if all the health and social care professionals involved in your care have access to the information they need to make informed decisions with you.

What is my health and social care information

Your shared health and social care information will include information like test results, medications, allergies and social or mental health information relevant to your care. The care professionals treating you will be able to look at computer records of the care you are receiving from other organisations in this partnership, including your GP or the hospital.

This means:

  • you don’t have to keep repeating your health or social care history
  • care professionals have access to up-to-date accurate information
  • we can reduce duplicate appointments and tests
  • you will receive the right treatment and care

Quicker access to your health and social care records will ensure that GPs, hospital doctors, nurses, social workers and other health and social care professionals looking after you have an overview of your care in order to make the best decisions about your diagnosis, treatment and care plan.

Who will be able to see my shared health and social care information

Your information will only be accessed by health and social care professionals - such as the GP or social worker involved in your care if you have given your consent.

The organisations that are involved in the shared health and social care record can be found below.

  • GP Practices in Cheshire
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust - Macclesfield District General Hospital
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Leighton Hospital and Victoria Infirmary
  • Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council (Social Care)
  • Cheshire East Council (Social Care)

What does consent mean to me

Consent means that you are giving a health or social care professional who is involved in your care permission to view your Cheshire Care Record. You have a choice to give consent for all relevant professionals to view the record or to just provide access for that service for that day.

If you have already told your GP that you don’t want your health data to be shared then a Cheshire Care Record will not exist for you. If you wish to reconsider and ask your GP to share your data locally, then a Cheshire Care Record can be created for you. This could be really helpful when making decisions about the care you need.

Alternatively you can inform your GP at any time if you don’t want your information to be shared. Your information will be held securely and will only be shared with the staff members in the organisations in this partnership that are directly involved in your care delivery.

For more information please visit the Cheshire Care Record website or telephone the number below.

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