What is the Shared Care Record?
The Shared Care Record (ShCR) is a system that joins up information that is currently held separately by health and care services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
There are three phases to the project:
Phase 1: Data sharing: This means the ShCR will enable health and care professionals to share and access up-to-date information about the people they care for.
Phase 2: Population Health Management (PHM): Once all health and care records can be accessed, anonymised data will also be used to help improve services and plan for the future through the identification of pressures/trends.
Phase 3: Patient Portal: In the future, patients will be able to access their joined-up record through an online patient portal.
Who is involved in the Shared Care Record?
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS) is leading the Shared Care Record project, which will bring together information held across our partners:
- Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
- Cambridgeshire Community Services
- Cambridgeshire County Council
- East of England Ambulance Service
- General Practices (85 in total across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough)
- North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
- Peterborough City Council
- Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
More health and social care partners will be involved in future phases of the project.
Why is it being introduced?
The ShCR will provide:
- better co-ordinated and more seamless care
- quicker diagnosis and treatment
- more time to spend on clinical care.
- fewer unnecessary clinical tests
- less paperwork and repetition
- better health and care planning.
- easy access to data sharing across our 10 partners.
NHS England has set out a requirement to create a Shared Care Record (ShCR) to allow the safe flow of patient data between care settings. Other health and social care data sharing systems are also in the process of being implemented across England.