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What is Share My Care?

Our health and care needs are changing, with more people living longer often with multiple long term conditions. This website explains how partnerships are being formed between the NHS, local government and the third sector to integrate care and better meet our health and care needs now and in the future. In Bath and North East Somerset, this partnership project is called ‘Share My Care.’

Share My Care is a new system for sharing health and social care records between registered practitioners in the Bath and North East Somerset area which allows instant, secure access to help professionals make the most informed choice on your health and social care needs.

Why Share?

Share My Care is being introduced to provide you with safer and faster treatment, reduce duplication of work for health care professionals, avoid repeating unnecessary tests leading to a more streamlined approach to the care you receive.

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How does it work?

Using secure software we provide access to important information held by your GP, hospitals and other health and social care organisations you or your loved ones may use.

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Other NHS projects

This project is different from ‘Summary Care Records’ which you may have heard about.

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What does this mean for me?

We want to deliver the best and safest care we can. That is why we have joined up with other health and social care providers in BaNES to allow anyone treating you to have access to important information that may affect the clinical decisions they make. It will help clinicians see a bigger picture on your treatment or care plans without having to rely on you or your loved ones’ remembering important information about your medical history.

What information is shared?

Not everyone involved in your care will have access to the same information about you. Find out more about which records may be shared, and with whom.

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What do I need to do?

If you want to be part of Share My Care, you do not need to do anything. We will ensure all the data is transferred accurately and safely and are working with your GPs, hospitals and other providers to ensure this.

What if I have any concerns?

You have the choice to opt out of Share My Care, but we do not recommend it. If you are thinking of opting out, we recommend you read this page first – ‘link to be added’

If you have any concerns regarding the use of data and security, we would firstly recommend you read the FAQ page.

If you still have any questions, you can contact us.

Is this just in BaNES?

Share My Care is the name given to the project which is being undertaken in Bath and North East Somerset, delivered by Virgin Care. The projects are technically known as ‘Integrated Care Systems’. You can find out more about these on NHS England’s website:

External link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/integratedcare/integrated-care-systems/

 

 

 

 

 

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