What happens next?

Developments are happening across the NHS helping patients to see their personal health records online.  This is so patients can use their records to:

  • see information that healthcare staff want to share with them
  • find out about appointments and treatment
  • have more control over their health problems
  • bring together information from different NHS organisations they have contact with

The number of personal health records will increase as more NHS organisations develop them for patients in their areas. Connecting Care is part of a wide range of changes taking place in our area. For example, North Bristol Trust's Major Trauma Centre have a secure electronic portal called 'Patients Know Best'.

This holds the Rehabilitation Prescription for each patient, who are given control to invite and allow clinicians to access their information. Connecting Care gives clinicians a view of this which means that the Major Trauma Centre will no longer need to post copies of the Rehabilitation Prescription to GP practices and other health professionals will not need to request this information. Safe, secure and approved for use by the NHS.

Please come back to this website for regular progress updates on Connecting Care.