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Joining Up Your Information to improve patient safety and care

The NHS and County Council in Gloucestershire are improving the way health and social care professionals share important patient information by giving them access to secure, online, carefully controlled details from across the care community.

Currently, patients and service users often have to repeat their stories each time they see a health or social care worker. This is because care providers often have different sets of records on systems that are not always joined up.

With the consent of patients, we are developing a system that will allow the most up-to-date care information about patients to be shared securely, for example, details that different health and care teams already share through telephone calls, letters and faxes.

More information is available at: www.mylocalsharedcareinfo.org , including frequently asked questions.

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