To provide the best possible care, health and social care professionals need the most up to date information about you. Sharing electronic medical records with others that care for you will make your healthcare safer and more efficient.

GPs across Berkshire are working to allow other care professionals to view some information from your medical records with your permission. This could include medication lists, important allergies and major illnesses.

This means, if you need urgent care the people who care for you can do so without relying on you to remember information about your medical history.

How it works

Each time you give permission to retrieve your record the professional looking after you can search and read an accurate, up-to-date view of your health data directly from the original record held at your GP surgery. Instant access to your record is especially important when care is unplanned, urgent or required during evenings and weekends. In this short film Dr Bushra Bi – a doctor with the Westcall out of hours GP service – explains the difference Share your Care makes to her and her patients.

For more information, download the Share Your Care leaflet.

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