Shared Care Record Privacy Policy

What is the Shared Care Record?

The Shared Care Record is a way of bringing together all your separate records from the different organisations involved in your health and care. It’s confidential and different to anything you might have heard of before.

It will let health and care professionals see relevant information about the care and treatment you’ve had across all services.

We know you only want to tell your story once when receiving care from any health or social care organisation across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. That’s why we’ve developed the Shared Care Record.

A new series of videos raising awareness of the Shared Care Record are available for our patients.

The videos feature recordings from clinicians and social work professionals, and explain the benefits of joined-up health and care records.

The Videos, entitled: ‘An introduction to the Shared Care Record’, ‘Why the Shared Care Record matters’, and ‘The Shared Care Record and your Care’ can all be found by following the link;

Herefordshire and Worcestershire ccg – Shared Care Record

There is also an additional video on: ‘Your right to object to the Shared Care Record’, which explains to our patients the consequences of opting out of data sharing. You have the right to object at any time. We don’t recommend this, as information that could be vital when you need health or social care support – for instance, during a visit to a hospital Emergency Department – might not be immediately to hand as a result. To view this video follow the link;

Herefordshire and Worcestershire ccg – Right to Object

You can find the list of updated partner shared care record organisations on this link