My Care Record is an NHS initiative which allows health and care professionals directly involved in your care to access information about you.
My Care Record is currently available for patients from west Essex and Hertfordshire attending health and care settings. It is being established for patients across Suffolk (excluding the Waveney area) and north east Essex towards the end of 2019.
My Care Record provides you with:
- Better co-ordinated and seamless care
- Quicker diagnosis and treatment
- More time to spend on clinical care
- Less paperwork and less repetition
- Fewer unnecessary clinical tests
- More accurate prescriptions
- Better health and care planning
My Care Record provides the professionals who are directly caring for you with secure electronic access to the information they need to make the best decisions about your care, even if they work for different services or in different locations. For example, a doctor treating you in hospital or a nurse working in the community could view the information they need from your GP record.
Information from your records may be used to design better overall care for you. In some areas, anonymous information from care records may also be used to help to plan and design how we deliver better services for you and the local population as a whole.
For more information, visit www.mycarerecord.org.uk