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Great Ormond Street Hospital connected to London Care Record

Staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) can now use the London Care Record to support them to provide more joined-up care for the children they care for referred from different areas across the Capital (13 March 2024).

The London Care Record is a single and secure view of a person’s health and care information and includes details about medicals conditions, test results, medicines, allergies, care plans and other useful information such as hospital discharge summaries.

GOSH staff can now view the London Care Record via their existing electronic record systems where they can see relevant information from the Capital’s GP surgeries, hospitals and other health and care services about the children they are treating, helping inform their clinical decision making. Only staff involved in a person’s care are allowed to access the information.

This is important because GOSH is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare offering over 60 different clinical specialities. GOSH receives around 240,00 outpatient visits and 40,000 inpatient visits every year. Most of the children they care for are referred from other hospitals throughout London, the UK and overseas. 

GOSH staff will join over 100,000 health and care staff professionals across the Capital and some of its neighbouring areas who use the London Care Record each month to support them provide safe and effective care more quickly.

Mark Coker, Acting Chief Information Officer at GOSH, said:

“Our priority is to always provide our patients with the best possible care. So it is great news that health and care staff here at GOSH can now access the London Care Record which brings together important information about patients from different health and care services across the Capital. This will support their clinical decision-making and help them provide safe and effective care more quickly for the children we look after who are referred from across London.”

Sally Wiltshire, OneLondon Senior Programme Manager, said:

“We are delighted that Great Ormond Street Hospital is now connected to the London Care Record enabling their staff to see a wider summary of important health and care information about their patients who are referred to them from across London. This marks another important step in improving joined-up care across the Capital and beyond.”

You can find out more about the London Care Record here.

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