What is the Shared Care Record?

The Shared Care Record system aims to improve care by joining up information which may currently be held in separate patient databases by health and care services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The Shared Care Record will enable clinicians and care professionals to access up-to-date information about the individuals they are caring for from these systems.  

The Shared Care Record will provide:  

  • Better co-ordinated and seamless care  
  • Quicker diagnosis and treatment  
  • More time to spend on clinical care  
  • Less paperwork and avoid repetition  
  • Fewer unnecessary clinical tests  
  • More accurate prescriptions  
  • Better health and care planning  

The Shared Care Record will make sharing information across services within our region easier. Being part of a simple, consistent approach that works across boundaries will bring significant benefits. It will help to improve the care your patients receive as well as reduce the time spent on administration to co-ordinate care. Having the Shared Care Record in place will make sure you and your patients can benefit as we invest in more technology to share care records across services. It will also allow us to make the most of the technology we already have.

Who is involved?

The Integrated Care System’s (ICS) health and care partners involved in Shared Care Record for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are listed below:  

  • 88 General Practices across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  
  • Cambridgeshire &  Peterborough Integrated Care System
  • NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough (the local Integrated Care Board)  
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust  
  • Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust  
  • Cambridgeshire County Council  
  • East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust  
  • North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust  
  • Peterborough City Council  
  • Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  

How is the project being delivered?

The project is being delivered by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care Systems’ (ICS) Digital and Innovation Programme, which is governed by the Digital Enabling Group (DEG). The DEG is a strategic decision-making body, which includes senior representatives from all organisations that form part of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough ICS.  

Project delivery is now underway, and we will be taking a phased approach to bringing on partners in the run up to the Shared Care Record’s go-live date. This is because all partners are at a different levels of technical and data quality readiness. As we share partner data, health and care professional users of the Shared Care Record will be made aware of which partners’ data is being made available at any point in time. All users of the Shared Care Record system will be trained to use the system.  

What are the branding principles for My Care Record and Shared Care Record?

For all public facing communications, the branding for “My Care Record” should be used. 

For internal communications such as to staff who view patient records, the branding we use is Shared Care Record. This is to signify the difference between making external messaging more personalised and internal messaging more relatable e.g., as staff will be viewing other people’s records. 

When will the public My Care Record campaign go live?

The public My Care Record campaign will go live on 19th September. The first activity will be a door drop to households across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Please use the communications materials and social media assets below to strengthen the campaign messages to your public/citizens.

Communication Materials                                        Social Media Assets

Postcard                                                                    Facebook image benefits
Posters                                                                       Facebook image faster diagnosis
Public FAQs
My Care Record Partners’ Privacy Statement       Facebook image boy
Animation                                                                  Facebook image lady
Display Screen image – version 1                          Facebook image logo
Display Screen image – version 2                          Twitter image benefits
My Care Record logo                                                Twitter image faster diagnosis
My Care Record Benefits                                         Twitter image boy                             
Website banner                                                         Twitter image lady
Banner stands                                                           Twitter image logo

The My Care Record programme team can also assist with content, such as translations, printed copies of posters, as well as presentations for public-facing forums such as patient participation groups. For further details, please contact cpm-tr.cpstpdigital@nhs.net

Should you want to see what other areas our doing for My Care Record, visit www.mycarerecord.org.uk