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What is the Shared Care Record?

The Shared Care Record is a digital record system that aims to improve care by joining up information which is currently held in separate patient databases by health and social care services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It will enable clinicians, admin staff and social care professionals to access a summary view of a person’s health and social care record in one place.

The Shared Care Record will provide:  

  • A read-only summary view of data already held elsewhere
  • Access to multiple records in one place
  • Better co-ordinated and seamless care
  • Quicker diagnosis and treatment
  • More time to spend on clinical care
  • Less paperwork and avoidance of repetition
  • Fewer unnecessary clinical tests
  • More accurate prescriptions
  • Better health and social 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 and support provided as well as reduce the time spent on administration to co-ordinate care across our different services. Having the Shared Care Record in place will allow us to make the most of the technology we already have and bring benefits to users and the people who access our services whilst we continue to invest in digital services.


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NWAFT goes live

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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:

  • 87 general practices, grouped into 22 Primary Care Networks
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)
  • Cambridgeshire Community Service NHS Trust (CCS)
  • Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC)
  • NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (the local Integrated Care Board, ICB)
  • North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT)
  • Peterborough City Council (PCC)
  • Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RPH)

How is the project being delivered?

How is the project being delivered?

The Shared Care Record is being delivered by an ICS digital team in two phases to support clinical decision making. Each partner organisation will decide what they want to share and what data they can technically share.  This data/information, held in existing digital records, will be pulled into this new system, and then made available for staff to access in a centralised, read-only, summary view to support the delivery of direct care. It should be noted that the Shared Care Record is not a person’s full medical record.

Phase 1 – live from 16 May 2023

Our partners took a phased approach to going live with users from 16 May 2023. Information (data) was made available to users from existing records in National Services, Primary Care (GPs), Mental Health and Community Health Services across our area.

Phase 2 – In progress

Phase 2 will see additional data released into the Shared Care Record from our partners across the ICS area. A delivery programme for each individual partner organisation is underway and information from each partner will become available from their date of connection to the Shared Care Record.  This additional data will be displayed in sections in chronological order from the date of connection. 

March 2024 Release of Data:

North West Anglia Foundation Trust will be the first of our eight partners to go live with Phase 2 data. After a period of robust testing, data will be released into the Shared Care Record from records held by NWAFT for Encounters. From March 2024 users with access will be able to see information relating to:

  • Inpatient and outpatient appointments
  • Waiting lists
  • Booking information


This represents a key milestone moment in our delivery of this new system and will provide partners across our ICS area with access to NWAFT data for the first time. 


The Future

We continue to work on solutions for the future expansion of the system and to pull in and make available information from a range of related health and care organisations. As an example, Cambridgeshire Community Services Dental Team has already proactively approached us to get access to the Shared Care Record.

The Dental Service clinical team identified the following information as being beneficial to them for the purpose of administrating and treating people who need their special care dentistry services.

This information is often difficult to get directly from the patient:

  • Current medication list
  • Medical history
  • Ongoing medical conditions
  • Allergies

Dental Service users will be able to access information in the Shared Care Record when Phase 2 is live.

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

Shared Care Record logo

The Shared Care Record brand and logo is used for all internal communications to staff in our partner organisations.  The Shared Care Record can be described as the technology, or a single system. Health and care professionals use technology such as shared care records to join-up information securely.

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The My Care Record brand and logo is used for all public facing communications.

My Care Record is an approach to improving care by joining up health and care information. My Care Record is not the technology, or a single system – it is not the method of sharing but supports providers to use technology such as shared care records to join-up information securely.

Communication Materials

Please use the communications materials and social media assets below to strengthen campaign messages to the public. Please use these with the caveat that during Phase 1 not all the benefits described will be available. Full benefits will only be realised on completion of Phase 2.    

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When will the public My Care Record campaign go live?

The Phase 1 public My Care Record campaign was delivered in September 2022. This was a proactive campaign to inform the public of their options with respect to sharing data. We contacted all households across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to let them know how we would be using their information. Everyone who was contacted was given the opportunity to object to their records and data being shared (opt out) via the Shared Care Record system.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) provides the legal basis to share information between health and care services when it is needed to deliver direct care. Within this, there is a requirement to be transparent with the public about how information is shared. Any individual who has a health or social care record is allowed to object to their data being shared in this way.