The Cheshire Care Record is a summary care record that gives care providers a quick holistic view of your care. It is a collaboration between GPs, hospitals, community care, mental health and social care services provided across Cheshire to provide health and social care information in one digital record.
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. By sharing a summary of the information included in your health and social care records they can provide better care.
Your shared health and social care information will include test results, medications, allergies and social or mental health information relevant to your care.
The professionals treating you will be able to look at computer records of the care you are receiving from other organisations, including your GP or the hospital.
- You don’t have to keep repeating your medical or social care history
- Care professionals have access to the right information when they need it
- We can reduce duplicate appointments and tests
- You will receive the right treatment and care more quickly.
For more information on the Cheshire Care Record, you can read the leaflet here (PDF document, opens in a new window) or visit the Cheshire Care Record website:
www.cheshirecarerecord.co.uk (external link, opens in a new window)