Better information will improve the local health and care services you receive
Introducing joined-up health and care records means that the health and care professionals involved in your care can see your information and make quicker and safer decisions with you. We are joining up health and care records across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington.
An overview of the benefits, and how the joined-up record works can be found on this page, as well as links to:
- Why joining up health and care records is important (short film)
- Information in a range of languages and accessible formats
- Our privacy notice
- Frequently asked questions
- Opting out
Joining up health and care records improves care for everyone. Watch a short film about how it works, and the benefits for patients.
The information on this page is also available in a printed leaflet which will be available at your GP practice when they become part of the joined-up records.
What information is available in the joined up records?
Most of your current health and care information, such as medication and allergies, the summary of your care from past hospital stays and future appointments are included. This includes your recent history, as health and care services have not always recorded this information on electronic systems.
Over time, it will also include information from other organisations that provide NHS and local authority social care services. This includes mental health records and those created by social workers. However, not every element of your information is part of the joined-up records. The health records of all adults and children will be joined up as well as adult social care information. We do not currently plan to include children’s social care records.
The information in the joined-up records is used in different ways:
- It is used by health and care workers when you visit them, or they visit you
- It is also used by care teams to understand people’s health and care needs
- It is used to ensure that we provide a high-quality of care to residents across our boroughs who suffer from long-term health conditions