However, when these records need to be shared between different organisations this has previously had to be done via traditional methods such as secure post, fax or email, which can be slow and sometimes unreliable.
All this is about to change in Northamptonshire as NHCP (Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership) works to introduce a new process joining up your care records digitally so any professional who’s directly involved in your care can instantly access the information they need to support you. This will be called the Northamptonshire Care Record (NCR).
The information held about you in the Northamptonshire Care Record is the same as that which is already held about you by your GP or anyone else involved in your care. The difference is it will be accessible to health and care professionals instantly.
By modernising the way GPs, hospital specialists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, health visitors and other professionals access your records, it's much quicker and easier for you to get the best possible care.
All information held in the Northamptonshire Care Record is completely secure and can only be seen by those who are directly involved in your care.
You don’t need you to do anything but NHCP wants you to be aware of what’s happening while they work to get the Northamptonshire Care Record ready for use from autumn 2020.