St Helens Shared Care Record

What is the St Helens Shared Care Record?

  • The St Helens Shared Care Record is the creation of a shared record within the care community
  • It is a collaboration of information from local GPs, hospitals, community, mental health and social care services
  • It makes it possible for health and social care professionals to look at relevant information about you to make the best clinical decisions

How will the  St Helens Shared Care Record Help?

All these records will now flow into one shared record system. This means that:

  • The health and social care professionals a patient sees will have the most up to date and accurate information about all of their health, medications and treatment
  • They get the right treatment and care
  • We can reduce duplicate appointments and tests
  • Patients won’t have to keep repeating their medical or social care history

Why do we need a Shared Care Record?

At the moment, each professional you see keeps a separate record. This can mean some important information is not communicated between health and social care services as well as it should.

What does having a shared record mean to me?

  • The health and social care professionals you see have the most up to date and accurate information about all your health, medications and treatment
  • You get the right treatment and care
  • We can reduce duplicate appointments and tests
  • You don’t have to keep repeating your medical or social care history

Who will see my record?

Only health and social care professionals directly involved in your care and treatment will be able to view the Shared Care Record

This may include staff from:

  • The A&E department at Whiston Hospital and Urgent Treatment Centre
  • GPs including out of hours GPs
  • Community and district nurses
  • Physiotherapists and occupational therapists
  • Mental health teams
  • Adult and children’s social care

Saying no to the Shared Care Record

You can choose not to share any information with anybody outside your GP surgery. If you choose not to have a Shared Care Record, you can contact your GP surgery and ask to opt out. 

You can view the Shared Care Record leaflet here