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Sharing your care with new technology

We are joining health and social care providers across Berkshire by sharing information electronically through a system called Connected Care.  

Connected Care is the computer system that makes it possible to Share Your Care. It creates an ‘integrated digital record’ for people who are registered with a GP working in Berkshire. The system gives instant, secure access to medical and social care records across Berkshire.

Phase one involves 18 health and social care partner organisations and up to 12,000 health and care professionals. With the individual’s permission, essential information can be accessed about the person to enable the right care at the right time from many different service providers.

The project is a key part of Berkshire’s strategic response to transform the delivery of health and care services in England, and is being coordinated through NHS England South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW), enabling a full package of programme management.

A children’s nurse explained “I needed to use Connected Care whilst working a shift at the children’s respite centre to clarify a medication dose prescribed by the GP. Without this service I may have needed to make several phone calls and the child may not have been able to attend respite. When I have approached parents for their consent they have always been willing and think that this is a really good idea.”