The London Care Record was showcased this week at the first ever National Shared Care Record Summit that took place in Leeds (22 March 2023).
The event was hosted by the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record Team, in partnership with NHS England, and was attended by over 200 representatives from Shared Care Record projects across the country as well as suppliers and other health and care partners.
It was an opportunity celebrate successes in using Shared Care Records to improve health and care and learn from each other’s experiences.
With around 1.3 million views by over 55,000 frontline staff in London and some neighbouring areas each month, the London Care Record is one of the most advanced Shared Care Records in the country.
The London Care Record is a single and secure view of a person’s health and care information and helps ensure staff have the information they need when they need it to provide the most effective, safest and quickest care.
Programme Director Jocelyn Palmer outlined how OneLondon worked with partners to introduce and then expand the London Care Record, as well as plans to drive forward progress over the coming years so even more people benefit from the more joined up care that it supports .
Jocelyn was joined by Angela Poland from South East London ICS who talked about her experiences of being a key OneLondon partner and the benefits of being part of the London Care Record from an ICS perspective.
Jocelyn Palmer, OneLondon Programme Director, said:
“It was great to be able to talk about our work with partners to introduce the London Care Record and how it is making a positive difference to frontline care. We want to go further and faster so it was really useful to hear about the experiences of our colleagues from across the country and the different approaches they have taken to overcome challenges.”
Angela Poland, Head of London Care Record Programme at South East London ICS, said:
“I was pleased to represent South East London at this national Summit and talk about how the ICS has played a leading role in the development of the London Care Record. Being part of a pan-London partnership really does help us deliver on our local priorities. Learning from colleagues at this event about the variety of approaches to Shared Care records and the potential opportunities, will help us make even more progress over the years ahead.”