My Care Record enables health and care professionals who are directly involved in your care to access the information they need to look after 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.
It 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. Secure computer systems allow health and care professionals to access records held by other services involved in your care when they are directly providing care to you.
In some cases, information is relayed so that the person providing care to you can view information from your record at a different organisation on their own system. For example, a doctor within an emergency department could see the relevant information about any medical conditions you may have from your GP record to treat you more quickly.
In other cases, different health and care services use the same computer system and therefore professionals can directly access your record.
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