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Shared Health and Care Record

Did you know? From late 2021, everyone’s health and social care records in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes will be available on the new Shared Health and Care Record.

Completely confidential and secure, it’s designed to help doctors, nurses and other registered health and social care professionals directly involved in your care to make better, safer decisions.

The information that they will be able to see includes:

  • Your name, date of birth, gender, address, telephone number, NHS number
  • The name of your GP Practice and GP
  • Medications, allergies, ongoing and historic conditions, immunisations and diagnoses
  • Test results, hospital referrals, admissions, discharges and clinics attended
  • Social and mental health information and care plans

Special categories of personal data such as attendance at sexual health clinics, fertility treatment records, and records relating to gender reassignment will not be included.

All GP practices and local hospitals within Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes will have access to Shared Health and Care Records first and other organisations involved in your direct health and care will also get access over the next few months.

The organisations taking part in the programme are:

The four local councils:

The two hospital trusts that manage three local hospitals:

Our community care, mental health and ambulance service providers:

If you’re happy for health and care professionals involved in your direct health and care to be able to access your Shared Health and Care Record, then you don’t need to do anything.  If you wish to object, please contact a health and care team that is directly involved in your care and they will be able to help.

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