Health and care organisations across south east London are working to improve your care by connecting two successful electronic care record systems.
Currently, two separate systems offer a secure way of sharing information electronically between local staff involved in your care. This means that not everyone uses the same system and information can only be shared in pockets of south east London. So, for example, if you live in Lewisham but are receiving treatment from Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust – your records would not be immediately available to the staff looking after you or making the referral.
Work is underway to link these two systems together – connecting up some 15,000 care professionals across six boroughs to benefit approximately 2 million people. Only relevant information about you will be securely and instantly shared between the staff who need it.
You can still express your views around how your information is shared and with who, by speaking to the person caring for you or your GP.
Information sharing across south east London is expected to launch in early 2018.
Find out more about information sharing in Bromley, Lambeth and Southwark http://www.kingshealthpartners.org/localcarerecord
Find out more about information sharing in Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham https://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/connectcare