In the last week three major Trusts in north central London have started sharing patient records across the Capital through the London Care Record helping to further support faster, safer and more effective care for Londoners (12 February 2024).
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are all now sharing into the London Care Record, which is a single and secure view of a person’s health and care information.
This is helping to ensure that health and care staff who are treating the person in other settings have the information they need, when they need it, to inform their clinical decision making.
The London Care Record includes details about any conditions which a person has, their test results, medicines, allergies, plans for their care and other useful information such as hospital discharge summaries.
It is currently viewed over one and a half million times a month by over 100,000 health and care staff. Only staff involved in a person’s care are allowed to access the information.
Tavistock and Portman Hospital is the second Mental Health Trust in the Capital (following South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) to share service user information across the Capital. This is an important step in improving joined up care for people with mental health conditions as the Trust provides over 30 specialist services and supports over 10,000 service users.
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK. As a specialist hospital they provide services to people across London and beyond, so sharing patient information with other professionals who are treating them is particularly important.
North Middlesex University Hospital is an acute and community trust serving more than 600,000 people living across Enfield and Haringey and the surrounding areas, including Barnet and Waltham Forest.
Ode Omohwo, Clinical Digital Lead at North Central London ICB, said:
“Here at North Central London ICS we are committed to playing our part to realise the full potential of the London Care Record so even more people benefit from the joined up care it supports. This week marks a major milestone for this work and I would like to thank our partners at all three of the Trusts for their hard work that really will make a difference to patient care across the Capital and beyond.”
Sally Wiltshire, OneLondon Senior Programme Manager, said:
“By securely sharing patient data through the London Care Record these Hospitals are helping make it an even richer tool for health and care staff. This is about ensuring our frontline staff have the information they need, when they need it, to inform their clinical decisions. Ultimately this will help them provide safe and effective care more quickly for the benefit of patients.”
You can find out more about the London Care Record here.